Brydon Coverdale

Assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo @brydoncoverdale

Mark Burgess portrait

Mark Burgess

'At no stage did I think I'd be New Zealand captain'

Mark Burgess led his country's cricket team (though he thought he was better at football), had to miss tours to keep his job, and remembers the days when one-dayers were a novelty

Kevin Pietersen and Michael Clarke at a charity match

Australia news

England 'not as strong' without KP - Clarke

Australia's captain Michael Clarke has said he feels for Kevin Pietersen over his ongoing exclusion from the England side and said any team without Pietersen in it was weaker for his absence

Former Western Australia rookie batsman Brett Jones during his AFL career

'The landscape has changed for the better for cricket'

In 2003, Brett Jones chose an AFL career despite holding a Western Australia rookie contract. Since retiring he has returned to cricket and is now Queensland's high performance manager. Here, he speaks about how cricket can keep its best athletes

Greg Loveridge at his Auckland office

One and Done

The legspinner who never bowled

Greg Loveridge broke a knuckle in his first Test for New Zealand and never played another five-dayer. He's now among the country's wealthiest people

So near...: Daniel Vettori walks past the World Cup trophy

New Zealand news

Daniel Vettori, Mr Spirit of Cricket

A fierce competitor yet unfailingly polite, Daniel Vettori draws the curtains on his 18-year international career

Fawad Ahmed at a Cricket Australia press conference

Australia news

Fawad and Voges in Ashes squad

Legspinner Fawad Ahmed and veteran batsman Adam Voges have both been included in Australia's squads for the upcoming Ashes tour and the two-Test series in the West Indies that precedes it

The moment: Steven Smith and Shane Watson take off after the winning runs

Australia news

Watson hopes for more ODI hurrahs

Shane Watson hoped he will not be following Michael Clarke in having the 2015 World Cup final as his last ODI

Mitchell Starc is gung ho after bowling Stuart Broad for a golden duck

Australia news

Starc backed to come good in Tests

Mitchell Starc's team-mates are confident he can transfer his incredible white-ball form to Test cricket after a World Cup in which he was named Player of the Tournament

James Faulkner is pumped up after getting Ross Taylor

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

Plans fall in place for Australia's A-Team

Mitchell Starc and James Faulkner have revealed how their carefully laid plans to dismantle New Zealand's batsmen came to fruition

New Zealand fans make their way to the MCG, ahead of the World Cup final

Aus v NZ, Final, MCG

Gracious McCullum hopes run will leave legacy

If a prize existed for Captain of the Tournament, Brendon McCullum would have been the only possible winner. His aggressive style responsible for dragging the whole of New Zealand on a memorable journey