Jarrod Kimber

Jarrod Kimber is a writer for ESPNcricinfo. @ajarrodkimber

Mitchell Starc races away after bowling Brendon McCullum

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

New Zealand's greatest almost

Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

MS Dhoni and Ajinkya Rahane added 70 for the fifth wicket

Australia v India, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

No helicopter ride to glory for Dhoni

Four years ago, he took India to the title. Today, he was scratching around at barely a run a ball, almost as if he had given up himself

Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Rubel Hossain gives Virat Kohli a send-off

Bangladesh v India, 2nd Q-F, Melbourne

When Bangladesh played out a fantasy

There was that time, in the sun, at the G, during a World Cup knockout game, where they looked beautiful. And then it all went bad

A pensive AB de Villiers before play began

SA v SL, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney

De Villiers wears the face of a winner

AB de Villiers and Angelo Mathews. One captaining a must-win game of cricket, the other captaining a past awash with disappointments. For AB de Villiers, the disappointment was banished

Richie Berrington looks in dejection as Hamid Hassan and Shapoor Zadran celebrate

World Cup 2015: Scotland

Doors slide shut on Scotland

Scotland showed glimpses of quality even in their worst moments but "fine margins" and "bad luck" meant they left the World Cup without a victory - one that may never come

Josh Davey dismissed Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara off consecutive deliveries

Scotland v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Hobart

No surprises for Davey and Scotland

Sri Lanka may not have done much research on Scotland but they knew who Josh Davey was and took him on accordingly

Afghanistan coach Andy Moles talks to Dawlat Zadran

Eng v Afg, Group A, Sydney

In the classroom with Andy Moles

Afghanistan's coach is a teacher par excellence. "Coaching is educating," he says

Marlon Samuels was run-out after a mix-up with Chris Gayle

India v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

Holder something for WI to hold on to

West Indies' batting began with Jason Holder and, until the last few overs, his efforts in the field help make a match out of a mismatch

David Warner dealt with the short deliveries with ease

Australia v Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Group A, Perth

Warner silences Afghanistan, everything else

On his favourite pitch, against an inexperienced opponent, David Warner batted Australia beyond the critical questions about their World Cup campaign