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April 1, 2010 : The three best batsmen and one of the spinners were easy picks. What about the others?
March 22, 2010 : The world's leading wicket-taker, his likely successor, and three other spinners from the 80s form the shortlist
March 18, 2010 : Five Sri Lankan fast bowlers to pick from, among them the country's most successful quick and one who took four in four
March 8, 2010 : A highly talented four-Test wonder, a Lord's centurion, an explosive batsman, the current captain and his successor behind the stumps make up the wicketkeeping shortlist. By Sa'adi Thawfeeq
March 2, 2010 : Who to pick for Sri Lanka's middle order - strokemakers or stodgy accumulators? Or keepers who can more than just get by with the bat?
November 23, 2009 : The candidates for the openers' slots are two firebrand attackers and three more conventional batsmen
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