AUSTRALIA’S aggressive approach with bat and ball will prove too difficult for “little brother” New Zealand to handle in the World Cup final, writes Ian Chappell.

    IT may be a Cricket World Cup final but Richard Hinds still attempts to move the sledging of New Zealand beyond those childish sheep jokes.

    BEFORE he scaled the dizzy heights of world cricket, Brendon McCullum was jumping the fence of the Forbury Park trotting track in the tough streets of South Dunedin.

    NEW Zealand is awash with emotion ahead of the World Cup final. Babies names, Martin Crowe and Michael Clarke’s retirement are all centre of attention.

    MICHAEL Clarke exclusive column: These are the reasons the World Cup final against New Zealand will be my last ODI.

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    Sheffield Shield: Victoria v Queensland

    Mar 11 - Mar 14, 2014

    Event:                          Sheffield Shield
    Teams:                        Victoria v Queensland
    Date:                           Tuesday March 11 - Friday March 14, 2014

    Gate opening times
    Public/AFL members: 10.00am (Gate 3)
    MCC members: 10.00am (Gate 2)

    Schedule of Play
    Session 1        10.30am - 12.30pm
    Interval           12.30pm - 1.00pm
    Session 2        1.00pm - 3.00pm
    Interval           3.00pm - 3.30pm
    Session 3        3.30pm - 5.30pm

    Car park opening time
    Gate 3 - 9.00am

    National Sports Museum: Open from 10.00am until 5.00pm, inside Gate 3.

    MCC members
    Visitor tickets for Sheffield Shield matches will only be available to purchase on the day of the event. They cost $6 (adults) and $2 (children). A maximum of four visitor tickets per member applies.

    Public tickets 
    Public tickets for Sheffield Shield matches will only be available to purchase on the day of the event from Gate 3 in the Olympic Stand. Tickets cost $5 (Adults), $2 (Children and Concession) or $12 (Family - two adults and two children).