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Hallelujah Hamilton

Underground caves, surfing, skydiving, hot pools, beaches - you'll sure to find them all in and around this North Island city

Footing it to the MCG

The best way to understand cricket in Melbourne is to walk to and through its most storied cricket ground

Cricket in rugby country

Paul Ford: Unlike in the subcontinent, where cricket rules hearts and minds, in New Zealand everything starts and ends with rugby

How to do Australia like a pro

Know your slang, your dress code, and when in doubt, turn the conversation to sport and you'll be fine

Not just a spectator sport

Brisbane offers the fan boy a chance to get down and dirty in the field. By Michael Jeh

Mind games in Melbourne

Stadiums equate to their cities in the casual cricket watcher's imagination. Melbourne does too, but repeat visits amplify its charms

Chasing the sun

Brisbane is a city that makes room for all comers, offers plenty of bright light, and a variety of paths to jog down - if that's your thing. By Firdose Moonda

The wind beneath Kiwi wings

Andrew McGlashan finds out that Wellington can blow you away in more ways than one

On a whale trail

In Kaikoura, the crayfish capital of the world, there are bigger fish to spy offshore

A cricket fan's New Zealand survival guide

Paul Ford has a cheat sheet to help you understand the idiosyncrasies of the NZ sports fan in his natural environment

Dreams of Christchurch past

Even as one admires the resilience of a survivor, Christchurch makes you yearn for the lost city

Sand, surf, sixes

There are few things more Aussie than thwacking the tennis ball into the Indian Ocean

So close, far away

Abhishek Purohit on covering cricket in Napier

Cricket in the people's park

Cricket in Christchurch finds a new home in the Hagley Oval

Playing in the park

The pros make a match of it at the SCG, but all-round entertainment is available elsewhere in Sydney

Must-dos

A taste of Tassie

Art, oysters, wine and whales - you'll have a smashing time in Hobart, says Ed Cowan

Freewheeling on flat land

Cycling through the scenic countryside around Nelson is the best way to experience the New Zealand way of life

The western frontier

In the most dislocated city on the planet, The Whacker is the stuff of legend. By Andrew Miller

Here, there and everywhere

There's a whole world beyond Eden Park for the cricket fan in Auckland. By Paul Ford

In the footsteps of the master

Sharda Ugra on the Bradman Museum and the International Cricket Hall of Fame in Bowral

Runs inside, fun outside

The area outside Eden Park, Auckland, is heaven for those gearing up for - or recovering from - game day

Risen from the rubble

An all-new Christchurch provides opportunities for unique forays into the countryside

An Englishwoman in South Australia

Following the heart translates into migrating from London to Adelaide - and no regrets. By Jenny Thompson

Must-dos

Surfing mecca, and Olympic heroes

Beaches, world-famous movie sets, award-winning gardens - Scott Styris guarantees a visit to Hamilton will keep you busy and amazed

The G at the end of the line

Jarrod Kimber: Go to Melbourne and the MCG will suck you in. It's not part of Melbourne, it is Melbourne

Beer with me in wine country

Tucked away among the renowned Margaret River vineyards in Perth are some spectacular breweries

Overview

Quintessential Australia

Everything you've heard about the country-continent is true in Sydney

Tranquil at world's end

Andrew Miller on visiting Dunedin, a venue that is good for the game's soul

fixtures

  • Feb
    14
    1st Match, Pool A

    NZ

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    SL

  • Feb
    14
    2nd Match, Pool A

    Aus

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    Eng