The coach for the New Zealand Cricket team, Mike Hesson was of the notion that even though his captain – Kane Williamson – will take their whitewash at the Australian series hard, he needs to learn just how to share the burden.

Last week, Saturday to be precise saw the wounded and weary New Zealanders catch the early flight out of Melbourne. They will rejoin their domestic Twenty20 sides. On December 23, they will reassemble in Christchurch to prepare for the one day series opener on Boxing Day holding in Bangladesh.

Williamson was without Ross Taylor, his trusty deputy during the series in Australia. However, Taylor would be looking forward to a comeback in January for the Bangladesh Tests.

The pain of this 3-0 whitewash will linger for a while for the New Zealand captain, especially considering their 68 runs, which was the closest losing margin in Sydney. (more…)


Monty Panesar hopes to be included in England’s playing XI for the third Ashes test match which is going to be played at Old Trafford. Panesar has been named in the 14-man squad for the Old Trafford test match along with James Taylor and Chris Tremlett.

The Sussex spinner has a fantastic record at Old Trafford. He has played 3 test matches there and has grabbed 25 wickets. His bowling average at that venue is 16 which is astonishing. (more…)