The warm-up matches provided no indication of what is to come.
The series between Pakistan and England has provided a glimpse of what is to come.
The drug issue of Alex Hales is a small part of a bigger problem.
The last Test between Afghanistan and Ireland brought the cricket season to the end but it really did not provide any answers.
The terrorist attack in Christchurch will have a profound impact on the game of cricket. Cricket should be something that unites countries rather than divide.
T20 may have been responsible for a win but it had to do more with bad batting on the part of Bangladesh than great batting by New Zealand.
New Zealand had an excellent win against Bangladesh but can Williamson beat Pujara for the no.3 slot and can they help New Zealand get to the top of the ranking?