Return of the prodigal
Return of the prodigal

Luke Ronchi is a fine attacking batsman and possibly the best wicketkeeper in New Zealand at the moment. He deserves to be in the national side

The Parker Posse poser
The Parker Posse poser

The dossier compiled by John Parker and his largely unnamed associates has reopened the New Zealand captaincy debate - but the manner in which it was released has only served to deepen the rancour and distrust

What makes Jesse Ryder a cult hero
What makes Jesse Ryder a cult hero

New Zealand cricket - and the morons it attracts like moths to a flame - sure know how to take the gloss off what should have been a glorious week celebrating the renaissance of Test cricket in the land of the long white cloud

Don't bat (especially if you're a Kiwi)
Don't bat (especially if you're a Kiwi)

Despite the head shaking at Brendon McCullum's decision to insert England in Wellington, the statistics suggest batting first in Tests is not a sure-fire route to success - particularly if you are New Zealand

Barmy versus Beige
Barmy versus Beige

The Barmy Army have been a visible and voluble presence in New Zealand, helping to create an unparalleled atmosphere at games - but it's unlikely that the Beige Brigade will be engaging them in a sing-song any time soon

What's with killjoy security guards?
What's with killjoy security guards?

It's fair to say the occupiers of Beige Brigade HQ have had their fair share of run-ins with security at cricketing grounds around the world

Cheers and farewell, Louie the mole
Cheers and farewell, Louie the mole

Lou Vincent made a low-key exit from the game but the "cricket mole" was forever popping up to provide us with cracking memories

BCCI: Board of Control for Cricket Intimidation
BCCI: Board of Control for Cricket Intimidation

The old adage that he who pays the piper calls the tune has never been more apt than in cricket at present – and the piper is playing a sitar

Why NZ won't do India any favours
Why NZ won't do India any favours

Gagging for the cricket to begin so we can all stop banging on about paymasters, financial windfalls, and record revenues

Slogger’s Paradise
Slogger’s Paradise

As you can see, Thornton’s gargantuan effort dwarfs the contemporary players’ tonks

Stopped making sense
Stopped making sense

All this goes to show that “overlooking” players who dare to try and earn some mortgage money in an Indian domestic cricket is a complete and utter nonsense

Keeping score
Keeping score

Why isn't there a ranking/rating for wicketkeepers from the ICC

White Out Wipe Out
White Out Wipe Out

I think some of the post-slogan reaction has been a little over the top

Ten reasons New Zealand can win
Ten reasons New Zealand can win

We are going to pick four pace bowlers

Over-rating Ponting to death
Over-rating Ponting to death

Batting, not bowling, lost this Test

10 people in and around Kiwi cricket this week
10 people in and around Kiwi cricket this week

The Beige Brigade etched another notch on the belt of its cricket periphery with an eye-catching inclusion in The Guardian Weekend edition this week

Eleven pub records for NZ to chase in Dhaka
Eleven pub records for NZ to chase in Dhaka

Specific challenges have been issued to each and every New Zealand player, demanding that they launch an assault on a particular world record

New Zealand by a freckle
New Zealand by a freckle

The defeat in the one-dayer to start the series was certainly ignominious, and the win completed in the last 24 hours is my nomination for the most painful New Zealand victory in our history of Test cricket.