Brydon Coverdale

Brydon Coverdale is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @brydoncoverdale

Ireland will aim to maintain the intensity after beating West Indies

Ireland v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hobart

Zimbabwe, Ireland wary in high-stakes game

Zimbabwe and Ireland are 10th and 11th in the ODI rankings but they have not played each other that often. Their clash in Hobart will have significant impact on their World Cup campaigns

Brendan Taylor drills one through the off side

Ireland v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hobart

Eyes on the knockouts for Ireland

Ireland will know that victory against Zimbabwe would give them a good chance of progressing to the knockouts; Zimbabwe's chances are much slimmer even if they win this encounter, but that will not stop them from trying

Mitchell Starc is flanked by Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell after striking twice in two balls

World Cup 2015: Australia

Starc asked Clarke for another over

In the first 44 years of one-day international cricket, only five Australians claimed six or more wickets in an innings: Gary Gilmour, Ken MacLeay, Andy Bichel, Glenn McGrath and Mitchell Johnson

What just happened? Michael Clarke was part of a middle-order slump

World Cup 2015: Australia

No excuse for Australia's poor preparation against swing

Despite swing bowling being New Zealand's primary weapon, Michael Clarke indicated after the defeat to Brendon McCullum's side that Australia had not prepared thoroughly for the moving ball

5-3-3-5: that's Trent Boult's second spell

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Thunderous Boult and Supercharged Starc

For the first time since making their Test debuts, the two hugely impressive swing bowlers squared off against each other. And what a convergence it was

What just happened? Michael Clarke was part of a middle-order slump

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Australia batting 'extremely poor', concedes Clarke

Michael Clarke has conceded that Australia have focused too much on power hitting and not enough on negotiating the swinging ball during their preparation for this World Cup

Luke Ronchi will face the side he began his international career for

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Ronchi a threat to former team-mates

Born in New Zealand but raised in Australia, Luke Ronchi returned to forge an international career in the country of his birth, after his attempt to do so in green and gold was short lived

The New Zealand players put their bats out as a tribute for Phillip Hughes

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Different styles, but deep respect between New Zealand and Australia

Much is made of the trans-Tasman rivalry - and both Australia and New Zealand will go hard at each other in perhaps contrasting ways at Eden Park - but their players get on well with each other

Daniel Vettori helped prop New Zealand past 200

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

How the teams stack up

A look at how New Zealand and Australia's elevens match up, player to player

Pat Cummins, David Warner, Josh Hazlewood, Michael Clarke and Mitchell Starc in their World Cup uniform

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Hazlewood or Cummins for Australia?

The choice between Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood is an important decision, for the dimensions of the Eden Park ground allow little margin for error from the fast bowlers