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?
Ricky Ponting: Ryan Harris was a bowler for all roles, and his absence makes the Ashes a bit more difficult to call
Ask Steven also has: the most years between matches for Sri Lanka, and the overseas captain who led in the most Tests in England
Twenty questions, 15 minutes. What are you waiting for?
Nicholas Hogg: They have been playing attacking, unfettered limited-overs cricket, but an Ashes series is a different battle altogether
Samir Chopra: The TV does no justice to some stunning pieces of work on the field
Five questions for the selectors who picked the second-string squad for the tour of Zimbabwe