- How to wind up cricket's purists
The Long Handle: Just ask the ECB's new helmsman
- The Sri Lankan party at the MCG
Fan Following: The Dilshan-Sangakkara show, Rangana Herath's athleticism, the papare bands and the obstacle-course race during the mid-innings lit up the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka game at the MCG
- Backing Green at the Gabba
Fan Following: The match between Ireland and the UAE was the first final-over thriller of the World Cup and it was littered with great moments like the bail fail and the antics of Larry the Leprechaun
- Don't support your national team
The Long Handle: It will only cause your blood pressure to rise
- 'Your captain's Irish'
Fan Following: It might have been a bit of a no-contest but the fun fans and excellent weather made up for it
- The World Cup needs the Associates
Ed Smith: Our sport can never hope to compete with football unless it takes an expansionist view
- Golden ducks, and fastest 150s
Ask Steven: Plus, using nine bowlers in an ODI innings
- The writers who came to play
Nicholas Hogg: Escaping the cold of England for a cricket tour and a wedding celebration in India: capital idea, no?
- No country for folk heroes
David Hopps: The debate about whether Eoin Morgan should sing the national anthem is typical of an English culture that demands its cricketers be both free-spirited and happy to conform
- NZ's Rottweiler bite
Simon Barnes: Their hyper-aggressive ways have got them success in the World Cup so far. But is the method as sustainable as it is eye-catching?