Martin Crowe

Former New Zealand captain and batsman

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Kevin Pietersen was kept off the field by a calf problem

Ain't no time to hate

There's too much negativity and strife in the international game. We need to restore cricket's lost integrity pronto

Arjuna Ranatunga

Hate to Love

Large and in charge

Defiant, passionate, cunning - Arjuna Ranatunga was a mighty tough cookie on the field and an unwavering friend off it

Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum at the toss

The greatest time of our lives

Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun

Kane Williamson waits for his turn to bat

The serenity of Kane Williamson

He is assured, humble and intelligent: a player opposition captains and bowlers find hard to combat

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

Beware the men who swing it

The team with the most incisive bowling attack, capable of jolting pampered batsmen out of their comfort zones, will win this World Cup

South Africa celebrate a wicket

Letter to de Villiers

South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team

David Warner drives

Time to restrict bat development

The balance is skewed too far in favour of batsmen already. Cricket cannot afford for bats to get any bigger