McCullum: Clarke should have the final say

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum feels that Australia skipper Michael Clarke, and indeed all captains, should have the final say in who gets picked for the XI, and Clarke should have been allowed to pick Brad Haddin.

Taylor: Pressure is on Black Caps now

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor found himself on the wrong end of a Zimbabwe batting onslaught on Sunday, and says all the pressure is now on the Black Caps after going down in the ODI series.

Ervine ton guides Zimbabwe to famous win

Craig Ervine played the best innings of his international career so far to lead Zimbabwe to a stunning seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first ODI in Harare on Sunday.

Series preview: Zimbabwe v New Zealand

When India sent a second string side to Zimbabwe recently, there had been hope in Harare that the hosts would win a game in the ODI series, but that did not materialise, and prospects look even bleaker against New Zealand.

Kiwis aiming to close ranking gap to India

Third placed New Zealand will be looking to close the gap on India to two points in the ICC ODI Team Rankings when they faces Zimbabwe in a three-match series, which starts at Harare on Sunday.