Hosts Bangladesh have crawled into the main draw of the World Twenty20 despite an embarrassing two-wicket defeat by Hong Kong in their final qualifying match in Chittagong.
David Leggat picks five players he expects to have a big say at the world T/20 tournament, starting early tomorrow.
One major global title seems a meagre return over 39 years of competition for New Zealand.
The Oamaru Cricket Club has shifted around Oamaru during its 150 years.
A fine century from Hamish Rutherford and a five-wicket bag from Sam Wells have helped keep Otago's playoff prospects alive.
The Black Caps have missed a chance to pick up a confidence-boosting win over Australia in their final warm-up ahead of the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh.
It is not just the Black Caps hoping to bring a title back to New Zealand from Bangladesh. Adrian Seconi looks at the three key players in the White Ferns.
Rugby types are fond of the term, and New Zealand's cricketers will know just what they mean by "work-ons" after their opening warm-up T20 World Cup defeat to Pakistan yesterday.
Victory over Otago in Invercargill today will push Auckland into a strong position to make the domestic 50-over playoffs at the start of next month.
Otago is not out of the one-day competition, with a place in the top four potentially just one win away.
New Zealand have lost to Pakistan by six wickets off the penultimate ball of a warm-up match in Dhaka ahead of the World Twenty20 tournament.
Jonathan Trott's assertion that mental and physical fatigue had forced him home from England's Ashes tour of Australia rather than depression felt like a "con" and would only convince his team mates he had abandoned them, according to former England captain Michael Vaughan.
Former Otago coach Vaughn Johnson has not borrowed or taken any money from the Otago Cricket Association, chief executive Ross Dykes says.
Coach Vaughn Johnson has resigned from Otago amid allegations over an unpaid debt, believed to be in excess of $100,000.
Coach Vaughn Johnson has resigned from Otago cricket ahead of a likely misconduct investigation.
What has made Otago so formidable at limited-overs cricket in the past couple of seasons has been its ability to perform under pressure.
Stand-in Otago coach Nathan King has asked his senior players to shoulder more load as the camp adjusts to the absence of coach Vaughn Johnson.
Taieri 107 lost to Carisbrook-Dunedin 108/5 by five wickets.
It's a given that when teams go to the subcontinent, spin will play a key role in their success or otherwise.
New Zealand arrived in Bangladesh yesterday confident pieces of their world T20 puzzle are falling into place.