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New Zealand Cricket Team Recent Performance
The New Zealand Cricket team has had its share of problems, especially in test cricket. One area of grave concern has been the batting: barring Stephen Fleming and Nathan Astle, no other batsman comes even remotely close to the label of a world class batsman.

One of the probable reasons for such a deficiency could be that the domestic cricket played in New Zealand put a premium on shorter versions of the game rather than 3-day or 4-day matches. Consequently, the players keep aside proper techniques for rarer days and concentrate more on quicker ways of scoring which is the proximate need.

New Zealand team gave a heartening evidence of its changing priorities in the recently concluded series against the West Indies, this had been preceded by another ODI series victory against Sri Lanka in early 2006. No doubt it was a home series and accrued all the advantages to the New Zealand Team, yet the comprehensive manner in which the victory was achieved- both in the ODIs and test matches (4-1 and 2-0 respectively) was commendable. The series was marked by brilliant forms of New Zealand's key players like Stephen Fleming, Daniel Vettori, Nathan Astle- they left even those not really given to indulging in idle imaginations, to wonder what havoc the team can cause to the top teams in the forthcoming World Cup if it plays to its potential. gives information on New Zealand Cricket Team Recent Performance and other Team Profiles.

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