Andrew McGlashan

Andrew McGlashan is a senior assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

Brendon McCullum strapped on an arm-guard on his injured hand but continued attacking

World Cup 2015

NZ in need of a steadier outing

After two whirlwind fixtures, New Zealand's batting line up is in of a proper workout and batting first against Afghanistan and Bangladesh could be key to their World Cup hopes

Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara struck centuries

England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

Sangakkara, Thirimanne thrash England

Sri Lanka made a chase of 310 seem like a weekend stroll in the park as Kumar Sangakkara unfurled a majestic hundred, his second of the tournament, alongside Lahiru Thirimanne's fourth ODI ton

Brendon McCullum examines his arm after taking a hit

World Cup 2015: New Zealand

McCullum's Popeye arm not a worry - Hesson

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson joked that Brendon McCullum's arm looked a bit like Popeye's following a fearsome blow by Mitchell Johnson

Brendon McCullum examines his arm after taking a hit

NZ v Aus, Group A, Auckland

McCullum patched up after Johnson blow

A nation held its breath for a moment when Brendon McCullum was struck on the arm by Mitchell Johnson at Eden Park, but the prognosis for the New Zealand captain is positive with no initial signs of serious injury

Kane Williamson is congratulated by Trent Boult after sealing the nervy chase

NZ v Aus, Group A, Auckland

Boult savours his day to remember

After taking five wickets to wreck Australia's innings and then playing out two crucial dots to survive Mitchell Starc, it wasn't surprising to hear Trent Boult say that he was "pretty pumped and will remember a lot of this day for a while"

Daniel Vettori roars after dismissing Steven Smith

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Williamson and Vettori, icemen in the burner

Daniel Vettori and Kane Williamson brought old-school values to a match being played at a very modern, high-octane pace

Tim Southee poses with his match award

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

New Zealand embrace expectation and attention

This World Cup has already been an unprecedented experience for New Zealand. It is not about to calm down as they face Australia at Eden Park

The Aussies are in Auckland

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Clash of the trans-Tasman Titans

The two hosts and - going by recent form - favourites face off after a long interval in ODI cricket, promising a mouthwatering contest

Trevor Chappell rolls the final ball of the match on the floor

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Hoping to silence the noisy neighbours

There will no lack of edge when the co-hosts meet in Auckland - but New Zealanders are pretty certain about who started it

Hamid Hassan celebrates after beating Scotland

Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

History for Afghanistan, heartbreak for Scotland

Afghanistan's last-wicket pair hauled them to a famous one-wicket victory in Dunedin against Scotland, following an epic innings by Samiullah Shenwari