Catching up with our chaps in action in the IPL and in England.

BLACKCAPS all around the world

We catch up with BLACKCAPS playing overseas, from the steamy nights of the Indian Premier League to the green seaming pitches of English County Cricket. 

Brendon McCullum is in fine form and currently sits third in the table of most runs scored in the IPL with 281 at an average of 46.83 and a strike rate of 124.33. Highlights include 71 not out from 53 balls in the Chennai Super Kings seven wicket win over the Mumbai Indians, 67 runs from 45 balls against Punjab King's XI and 40 from 33 balls in the five wicket win over the Hyderbad Sunrisers. 

His opening partnership with the West Indies' Dwayne Smith has been explosive, helping put the star-studded Super Kings on top of the table after seven games. 

Playing for Mumbai Indians, Corey Anderson has only shown glimpses of what he's capable of so far, scoring 114 runs in seven innings, with a high score of 39 from 31 balls in the match v Chennai.  

Ross Taylor and Jimmy Neesham have both played three matches for Dehli Daredevils but yet to establish themselves in the first XI despite Taylor's high score of 43. Similarly, Tim Southee and Matt Henry have had limited opportunities for their teams. 

Sky Sport has regular coverage and highlights of IPL matches. 

In England, Kane Williamson has been among the runs for Yorkshire with 97 (from 209 balls) against Durham in a match that's still underway. Williamson is averaging 44.80 in the four matches he's played so far, and seems to be settling in well at Yorkshire, who sit mid-table in division one. 

Jeetan Patel has been in fine form for Warwickshire, scoring 105 and taking five wickets in their innings win over Middlesex over the weekend, to take his side to the top of the table.   

Mitchell McClenaghan and Colin Munro (Worcestershire) and Jesse Ryder (Essex) are yet to feature for their counties. 

Players selected for the BLACKCAPS tour of West Indies (IPL finalists aside) will assemble in late May for warm up matches in the Caribbean before the three Tests and two Twenty20s.  

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