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August 28, 2009 : The jury's XI seems a comment on the reduced role of skill in the modern game
August 28, 2009 : England's all-time side has just two players from the last 30-odd years
July 28, 2009 : Few tasks in cricket are tougher than opening the batting in England, and picking openers for an England dream team is hardly easy either
August 3, 2009 : Barring an alpha male, England's middle order has everything: dashers, artists, stonewallers, and all of them graceful
August 7, 2009 : No dressing room can be big enough for more than one of these three allrounders - Tony Greig, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff - all flash, all action
August 11, 2009 : Is competence sufficient, or should only the very best wicketkeeper make the grade?
August 17, 2009 : Nine contenders for the fast-bowling slots on England's all-time XI. Which of these greats will make it to the team?
August 21, 2009 : Only four to pick from for the slow bowler's slot, but that doesn't make the task any easier
Mark Nicholas: The last few days have been about being loved at last for Australia's World Cup-winning captain
Diaries: Sharda Ugra finds Hamilton's laid-back charm hard to resist, and summons up the courage to leap off the tallest building in the hemisphere
That there is a place for proper batsmanship in ODIs, that New Zealand punch above their weight, and that taking wickets wins you matches. By Ed Smith
Jarrod Kimber: Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness
Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly
Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun