Daniel Brettig

Daniel Brettig is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @danbrettig

The sun rises over the Gabba

World Cup 2015

The World Cup Brisbane forgot

Arguably the best and most distinctive pitch in the country has played host to very few of the world's best players at a tournament purporting to show how vibrant cricket can be when played down under

Kevin O'Brien exults after dismissing Amjad Ali

Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra

Ireland hope to outwit de Villiers

Ever since Boyd Rankin was lured to England as part of cricket's uneven class system, Ireland have lacked that extra gear of speed

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane

Yasir Shah's omission 'strategic' - Misbah

Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq has described the omission of the legspinner Yasir Shah from the team to play Zimbabwe as "strategic" and based upon the well-informed views of the assistant coach Grant Flower

Misbah-ul-Haq is not quite as expressionless as previously thought

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane

Pakistan's bad cover version of 1992

The events in Brisbane may not matter much in the big picture of this World Cup, but to Misbah-ul-Haq and his men, it may yet be the spring board to repeat what happened 23 years ago

The scoreboard reveals South Africa's impossible task

World Cup 2015

Duckworth-Lewis method in new avatar for World Cup

An anomaly in the Duckworth-Lewis rain calculation system has been addressed in the formula being used at the World Cup, adding a third name to the complex calculation in the form of Australian academic Steve Stern

Misbah-ul-Haq arrives to speak to the press

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane

Misbah hits out at criticism from home

Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq has questioned the criticism of his side emanating from home, though he did acknowledge his team had been "pretty average" thus far in the World Cup

Misbah-ul-Haq walks back after being dismissed for 7

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane

Pakistan's last chance to calm the critics

The sight of Zimbabwe, also defeated by the West Indies, affords Pakistan a chance to regain some confidence at a ground that should suit their pace and the spin

Jason Holder conceded 104 runs in is 10 overs, despite bowling two maidens

SA v WI, Group B, Sydney

Beleaguered Holder scorched in de Villiers blaze

By elevating Jason Holder to the captaincy of a troubled team so early in his career, West Indies have risked stalling the development of an immensly promising cricketer

AB de Villiers scored 55 runs off his last 13 deliveries

SA v WI, Group B, Sydney

Taylor leaps, Simmons goes to sleep

Plays of the day from the match between South Africa and West Indies in Sydney

John Mooney displays the homespun neck protection on his helmet

World Cup 2015

Mooney tests helmet with neck protection

Four months after the death of Phillip Hughes, a homespun idea conceived by the Ireland allrounder John Mooney and his father-in-law has become the first instance of additional protection for the back of the head and neck in an international match