Andrew McGlashan

Andrew McGlashan is a senior assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

Martin Guptill watches Mitchell McClenaghan during training

World Cup 2015: New Zealand

The grounded Kiwis

New Zealand have played an unchanged XI in all four games so far, but that's not because they don't have strength on the bench

Tim Southee's 7-33 routed England for 123

World Cup 2015: New Zealand

Southee savours the 'good days' of swing

The success of New Zealand's bowlers has been key to their turbo-charged start to the World Cup, but the flip side is that they have not been required to exert themselves in the death overs

Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis plundered 247

Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra

Amla, du Plessis tons pummel Ireland

Twice in two innings South Africa have now crossed the milestone, this time anchored by hundreds from Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis, as they overwhelmed Ireland by 201 runs

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 would benefit from a calmer workout with Ross Taylor the most in need of a substantial score before the quarter-finals

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