Daniel Brettig

Assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo @danbrettig

Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul troop off after a net session

Australia in West Indies 2015

Chanderpaul has earned farewell series - Lara

Brian Lara has berated the West Indies selectors and the WICB for seeking to deny Shivnarine Chanderpaul the chance of a final Test series against Australia

Trevor Bayliss chats with the media

England news

Bayliss a shrewd investment by England

When Trevor Bayliss returned home from Sri Lanka and found himself overlooked for the New South Wales job he had to find work away from cricket, but it was brief hiatus before he was reaffirming his talents as a calm, astute coach

Shivnarine Chanderpaul at training

Australia in West Indies 2015

'Not about giving someone two Tests to end career'

The West Indies selectors decided their team were a greater chance of beating Australia without Shiv Chanderpaul than with him

A tribute to Phillip Hughes before the start of the game

Australia news

Cricket Australia launches review of Hughes' death

Phillip Hughes' death is to be the subject of an independent review, commissioned by Cricket Australia in order to "see what could be done to prevent a similar accident happening in the future"

Western Australia captain Adam Voges with the title

Australia news

Fringe talent to form new Matador Cup team

Australia have broadened the field from which future generations of the national team may be chosen by adding a Cricket Australia XI to the 50-over Matador Cup for next summer

Lalit Modi catches the action at Eden Gardens

ICC news

The plot thickens for world cricket

The game is undoubtedly entering a new period of volatility, as positions of power and influence start to shift, either by accident, design or a little of both

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