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A tale of two coaches

Mar 28, 2015: Their playing careers were vastly different, and so are their personalities, but the road to the World Cup final for Hesson and Lehmann has been similar

Brydon Coverdale

Big Bird himself, the massive

Mar 26, 2015: A hero of the 1979 World Cup final, Joel Garner looks back at his performance in that match, and generally at putting the fear of God into people

Interview by Henry Cowen

Way Back When

Ballarat, Berri, Botham

Mar 23, 2015: Twenty-three years on, the novelty of the 1992 World Cup still lives in the memory

Steven Lynch

New Zealand's class of 2008

Mar 17, 2015: Four key members of the current squad showed glimpses of what they were capable of in another World Cup, seven years ago

Andrew McGlashan

Why this year's Associate crop is the best ever

Mar 16, 2015: The ICC deserves credit for helping weaker teams prepare better for this World Cup - though the Big Three are threatening to undo all the good work that has been put in

Tim Wigmore

World Cup 2015: Scotland

Doors slide shut on Scotland

Mar 14, 2015: Scotland showed glimpses of quality even in their worst moments but "fine margins" and "bad luck" meant they left the World Cup without a victory - one that may never come

Jarrod Kimber

Parks and recreation

Mar 14, 2015: The action on the other side of the fence has been a revelation at all of the New Zealand venues in this World Cup

Will Macpherson

Way Back When

The 40-year itch

Mar 9, 2015: How far away and quaint the first World Cup seems now

Steven Lynch

One and done

One Test, two caps

Mar 9, 2015: Opener Ken Eastwood got to play only one Test for Australia - under unusual circumstances - but he continues his association with the game even as he nears 80

Brydon Coverdale

Book extract: Whitewash to Whitewash

The silver bullet

Feb 25, 2015: A pub brawl, team discord, a sacked coach and his anti-establishment replacement - the months leading up to Australia's 5-0 Ashes win were colourful to say the least

Daniel Brettig

Scotland's bumpy road to the World Cup

Feb 16, 2015: Over the last four years, they have had upheavals and transitions on and off the field, but now they have their best chance of winning their first game in a World Cup

Matthew Bremner

How safe is your helmet?

Feb 12, 2015: At club level, there's still a divide between those who do and don't wear helmets. But if lids don't offer the protection you think they do, who is safer?

Ed Kemp

'Do you want to press charges against a Mr Jeff Thomson?'

Feb 9, 2015: The day Sri Lanka were bruised and broken by the Aussie tearaway in a World Cup game

Ashley Mallett

Man and superman

Feb 6, 2015: AB de Villiers may come across as something of a fictional superhero on the field. But his relatively underplayed fallibility off it shows that he is human too

Telford Vice

The cricket illustrator's art

Feb 6, 2015: The form has survived from the beginnings of cricket well into the digital age

David Dawkins

Ashley Giles takes it slow at Lancashire

Jan 8, 2015: The side's new coach is taking his time with the major decisions - captaincy, overseas signings, Glen Chapple's role - as he seeks to bring the team back to winning ways

Paul Edwards

Off the hook

Jan 7, 2015: The death of Phillip Hughes casts a terrible shadow over fast bowling. But without that duel between quick bowler and attacking batsman the game will lose much of its visceral appeal

Daniel Brigham

The first Boxing Day classic

Dec 27, 2014: Nearly 150 years ago, the MCG saw the start of a much-loved tradition, with a match starring Aboriginal players

Ashley Mallett

The school that Sehwag built

Dec 9, 2014: The plainspeaking Indian batsman is focusing on life beyond cricket, having set up an educational institution with world-class facilities for academics and sports

Gaurav Kalra

Let it pass

Dec 6, 2014: Cricket's most evocative, vulnerable and downright thrilling exponents of the non-shot

Phil Walker
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Fifty-over cricket, I was wrong

Jon Hotten: This World Cup gave us driven, vibrant, electric ODI cricket, played at the limit of current ability, and it was magnificent

    Clarke's fairy tale

Mark Nicholas: The last few days have been about being loved at last for Australia's World Cup-winning captain

    Farewell ODI tons, and highest in a semi

Ask Steven: Plus, players who signed off with World Cup finals, Sydney's ODI record, and Bradman's highest average

Awesome Aussies, nice New Zealand, and a Big Brother house

ESPNcricinfo's staff on tour pick their lasting memories of the World Cup

When defeats haunt

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

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Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

Triumph and disaster in an unforgiving minute

The difference between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland was a matter of moments: fleeting minutes that laid bare the fickle beauty and cruelty of sport

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    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (184)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

    The greatest time of our lives (140)

    Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun