Andrew Alderson

New Zealand players fool around at the launch of their World Cup squad

World Cup 2015

NZ's chance to go beyond class of 1992

In home conditions under the astute man-management of coach Mike Hesson and captain Brendon McCullum, New Zealand have a logical chance of moving into uncharted territory, namely the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29 for the final

New Zealand's match-saving trio pose after the game

Back in black

Away Test wins, rescue acts, ODI series victories against top teams and a captain leading by example: New Zealand have reasons to feel bullish

Mike Hesson with Brendon McCullum at the nets

New Zealand blossom under Hesson

The coach has formed a balanced Test side and created a stable environment of professionalism and effective communication

Jimmy Neesham celebrates his hundred

New Zealand's happy allrounder headache

Jimmy Neesham's performance in Jamaica means the selectors will have some head-scratching to do over him and Corey Anderson

BJ Watling cuts during his half-century

A triumphant tapestry

Mark Craig's debut figures made the headlines, but other bowlers, and batsmen not named Taylor and McCullum, also contributed to New Zealand's Sabina Park victory

Rangana Herath celebrates Jimmy Neesham's wicket

Failing the spin test

To be considered one of the best teams in the world, New Zealand must play spin with more surety on the subcontinent