Martin Crowe

Played 77 Tests for New Zealand

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