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Black Caps' secret weapon?

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OPINION: There are few words left to say about the Black Caps' World Cup final game against England.

It was an amazing spectacle to watch and all cricket fans can accept that they are unlikely to see another game like it anytime soon.

As a massive cricket fan, of course I wish the result was different, but the overwhelming response from Kiwis has been one of pride at what has become a very special team indeed.

Much has been written and said about the vibe of this Black Caps side – lots of talk about integrity, guts, level-headedness, calm and perspective.

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* All Blacks captain Kieran Read's rousing words to Black Caps
* Laura McGoldrick stands by her Black Caps husband Martin

And there are plenty of possible reasons for these attributions, of course.

It seems the team really do get on and have an incredible bond, they're talented at what they do, and they have trained together to........

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