The return of Bob Simpson
Rewind: When the 41-year-old former captain came out of retirement to lead Australia against India
Ranji in Ireland, Hazare in Mumbai
Subash Jayaraman's cricket world tour takes in Dublin, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai
A year of triumph and disaster
Martin Crowe: Misbah, McCullum, and the ICC's efforts against chucking were the positive highlights in a year that ended with the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death