Best XI of the World Cup so far

MOMENTUM MAN: Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum is an automatic selection in any 'best of' cup team.

OPINION: Mark Reason names his best XI of the World Cup so far - and springs some interesting surprises.

Breakneck pace a riskĀ 

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Brendon Mccullum smashes another 6 as Glenn Maxwell cowers during the cricket ODI between Australia and NZ at Eden Park240215 News Photo : David White/Fairfax Media 
Brendon Mccullum smashes another 6 as Glenn Maxwell cowers during the cricket ODI between Australia and NZ at Eden Park

OPINION: Can Brendon McCullum's men maintain their helter skelter approach? asks Jonathan Millmow.

Black Caps deserve respect

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand lifts the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand Back Caps and Australia at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 28 February 2015. Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.co.nz

OPINION: It's an insult New Zealand has only played Australia in 20 ODIs outside of ICC events during the last decade.

Bore in store for NZ fans

WAITING GAME: After Saturday's thrilling win over the Aussies in Auckland, Trent Boult and the Black Caps aren't back in action until this Sunday when they play Afghanistan in Napier.

OPINION: The drawn out World Cup schedule is potentially the Black Caps' enemy as they eye glory.

Ref's mistake hurts the Blues

TOUGH LUCK: Sarel Pretorius from the Cheetahs celebrates his try during his side's win over the Blues in Bloemfontein on Saturday morning.

OPINION: Referee Rohan Hoffman cops criticism after penalising the Blues late in their loss to the Cheetahs.

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