Brydon Coverdale

Brydon Coverdale is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @brydoncoverdale

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

Daniel Vettori got two wickets in one over

World Cup 2015: Australia

New challenge for old-hand Vettori

At 36, Daniel Vettori seems like he's done it all in New Zealand cricket. He is the country's most-capped Test and ODI player of all time, has captained in all three formats, has played in World Cup semi-finals

New Zealand players get together after James Taylor's dismissal for 0

World Cup 2015: New Zealand

Southee, Boult NZ's best ever new-ball pair - Hadlee

Tim Southee and Trent Boult have earned the highest possible praise from the highest possible source in New Zealand cricket, with Richard Hadlee declaring them the country's finest ever new-ball combination

Shane Watson trudges off after his first-ball duck

World Cup 2015: Australia

No looseners for under-pressure Watson

There have been no easy starts for Shane Watson in this World Cup. In his only innings of the tournament, he was out for a first-ball duck when he edged Stuart Broad behind at the MCG

Mitchell Johnson dismissed Jesse Ryder and James Franklin in the 14th over

World Cup 2015

Chappell-Hadlee Trophy up for grabs on Saturday

The Chappell-Hadlee Trophy will be dusted off and put up for grabs when New Zealand host Australia in their World Cup clash at Eden Park on Saturday