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October 12, 2009 : There might not be big, glaring omissions, but there was enough argument to suggest enough top-quality talent in the country. By David Leggat
October 12, 2009 : Two pre-war heroes, two members of the current side, three unanimous selections
October 5, 2009 : In New Zealand's fast bowling line-up, one spot's a no-brainer. So who will the other two be?
September 28, 2009 : Can one of the other four finger-spinners upset Daniel Vettori? Sidharth Monga lists the five contenders
September 21, 2009 : James, Parore, Wadsworth, McCullum or Smith. Who's it going to be behind the stumps?
September 14, 2009 : No Vettori or Hadlee, but there are still four strong contenders for the allrounder spot
September 7, 2009 : The middle order is where the real competition is at, with 10 men fighting for the spots
September 1, 2009 : The toughie, the perfectionist, the artist, and the honest triers. Which two openers are your picks?
That there is a place for proper batsmanship in ODIs, that New Zealand punch above their weight, and that wickets win 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
Match Point: Michael Holding, Ian Chappell and Ajit Agarkar on ways to make the tournament better
Tony Cozier: The incoming ECB chairman's pre-series comments could motivate the hosts to show the resolve that was lacking in recent months
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