Jos Buttler was the last man to fall

New Zealand in England 2015

Hesson and McCullum forging New Zealand's greatest era

With a 199-run second Test victory over England at Headingley, the current New Zealand side added evidence to a case which suggests this is the country's best Test era under the captaincy of Brendon McCullum and stewardship of Mike Hesson

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