IPL big buys were mostly a waste of cash

Early in the year the IPL held an auction for teams to buy players who had either been released by previous sides, or who were new to the market. A hefty chunk of cash was spent, but did the teams get value for their money?

Hussain: Bayliss ticks all the right boxes

Former England captain Nasser Hussain thinks Trevor Bayliss' superior record in limited-overs cricket might have given him the edge over Jason Gillespie for the coaching position of the Three Lions team.

Marsh has no regrets about missing IPL

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has no regrets about missing out on the Indian Premier League, withdrawing from contention after the World Cup, and feels the six-week break was the best thing for him.

Clarke: We are focused on beating West Indies

Australia captain Michael Clarke has insisted that his side is focused on the upcoming two-Test series against the West Indies and not thinking about the Ashes that only starts in July.

Gillespie: I've spoken to Strauss about coach vacancy

Jason Gillespie has confirmed that he has spoken to ECB director of cricket Andrew Strauss about the vacant England coaching position.