Brendon McCullum has spoken out after his debut match as Test captain ended in an innings-and-27-run defeat for the Black Caps in Cape Town.
Black Caps fans responded angrily to their team's humiliating performance in the first Test against the Proteas.
Ruthless Australia compounded the miseries of rivals New Zealand by notching up a seven-wicket victory in their World Cup match on Friday.
John Key said on Monday he was prepared to stop the Black Caps' tour of Zimbabwe if necessary and was unsympathetic to calls for the tour to go ahead.
NZ beat the West Indies by nine runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method in the rain-disrupted fifth ODI in Napier on Tuesday to win the series 2-1.
West Indies captain Chris Gayle on Monday scored 146 to give his team a chance of a surprise victory in the second Test against New Zealand.
West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards took a career-best 7-87 to help dismiss New Zealand for 371 on the third day of the second Test on Sunday.
A century stand by Tim McIntosh and Daniel Flynn put New Zealand in the box seat as they hunted down the West Indies' total of 307 on Saturday.
An unbeaten century by Shivnarine Chanderpaul rescued the West Indies from a disastrous start to the second Test against New Zealand on Friday.
Ross Taylor hit a fighting hundred to help New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 79 runs in the third and final one-day international on Tuesday.
England captain Paul Collingwood risked pitching cricket into one of its most serious crises in years, newspapers said on Thursday.
Kiwi captain Daniel Vettori turned his fire on the umpires after a farcical finish to the second one-day international against England.