Daniel Brettig

Assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo @danbrettig

James Anderson and Monty Panesar walk back after securing the draw

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff

Pain of '09 near-miss spurs on Australia

Five members of the current Australia squad were present when James Anderson and Monty Panesar defied them six years ago and it was an outcome that set the tone for more than just one series

Trevor Bayliss and Paul Farbrace shoot the breeze

The Investec Ashes 2015

Bayliss and Boof, the Aussie Ashes

Trevor Bayliss' enlightened knowledge of the game coupled with his ability to make the players feel comfortable could take England out of the mire they have got themselves into

Michael Clarke addresses the media at a press conference

The Investec Ashes 2015

Clarke promises 'tough cricket' to win Ashes

Michael Clarke underlined his side must stick to the methods that have reaped benefits in the past, which includes an aggressive, occasionally unsociable manner on the field

Side by side: Mitchell Marsh and Shane Watson net together, but who will get the nod?

The Investec Ashes

Watson to help fill Harris gulf

Shane Watson's greater experience of England and his capacity to bowl some of the kinds of spells Ryan Harris might have delivered for Australia appears set to squeeze him into the first Test team ahead of Mitchell Marsh

Adam Voges celebrates his century on debut

The Investec Ashes 2015

Voges' dashed World Cup dream led to Ashes berth

Adam Voges reflects on how the frankness with Australia coach Darren Lehmann told him he was out of the World Cup squad allowed him to focus on securing a Test spot

Ryan Harris signs autographs after announcing his retirement

Australia news

Harris loses final battle of wounded knee

Ryan Harris revealed that scans showed he had a cracked right tibia as a result of the knee injury that has forced him into retirement

Mitchell Starc picked up 3 for 26

Essex v Australians, Tour match, Chelmsford, 4th day

Starc and Hazlewood polish off Essex

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood shared seven wickets between them as the Australians won by 169 runs on the fourth afternoon in Chelmsford

Ryan Harris had Alastair Cook caught behind

Australia news

Ryan Harris: Five of his best

After Ryan Harris was forced to retire we look back at some of his standout Test performances for Australia

Ryan Harris in action

Australia news

Injury forces Ryan Harris to retire

Ryan Harris battered right knee has finally given out on him, ending his days in the baggy green less than a week before the first Test of the Ashes series

Steven Smith on his way to an unbeaten half-century

Investec Ashes 2015

Smith aims to silence England doubters

Steven Smith has named Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen as two of his chief verbal tormentors on Australia's last Ashes tour to England, and is determined to silence any remaining doubters with a pile of runs from No. 3 this summer.