Daniel Brettig

Daniel Brettig is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @danbrettig

Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie

Australia news

Gillespie joins Strikers, ponders Redbacks

Jason Gillespie has been confirmed as coach of Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League and will ponder the option of also taking on the job of South Australia coach

A tribute for Richie Benaud outside the SCG

Richie Benaud 1930-2015

Benauds decline state funeral offer

Richie Benaud will be farewelled at a small, private, family gathering this week after his wife Daphne phoned Canberra to inform the Prime Minister's office that her husband had not wished to be the subject of a state funeral

Richie Benaud types away in his computer as fellow commentator Ian Chappell watches

Richie Benaud, 1930-2015

Benaud, the effort behind the effortless

His charismatic presence on and off the field has been well documented, but few, if any, speak of how hard he worked to achieve that

Peter Nevill cuts towards point

Australia news

Nevill, Voges, Fawad honoured

Ashes tourists Peter Nevill, Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed have deservedly scooped the major garlands at their state awards nights

Brad Haddin was in a chatty mood at the final

Australia news

Lehmann defends Haddin sledging

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has mounted a defence of the vice-captain, Brad Haddin, saying his aggressive antics towards New Zealand in the World Cup final were in accordance with the team's plans for the tournament decider

Michael Clarke with the ICC's Test mace

Australia news

Australia plan for overseas success

Selection chairman Rod Marsh and Cricket Australia are extremely eager to ensure that the glow of home victories does not allow the team to take their eyes off the main game of sustained success away from home

Brad Haddin was in a chatty mood at the final

Australia news

Haddin to join Clarke in retirement

Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin revealed he will be joining the captain Michael Clarke in ODI retirement amidst raucous celebrations of the team's World Cup final victory over New Zealand in Melbourne

Australia's players give Michael Clarke a guard of honour

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

Clarke speaks of emotional toll

At the end of a tumultuous summer, Michael Clarke admitted he spoke of a World Cup victory based on skill over emotion as a way of convincing himself that he could endure the toll of this most draining season