Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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Fawad Ahmed came to Australia as an asylum seeker

Ashes 2015: Fawad Ahmed's selection adds mystery to Australia's ominous squad for Tests

The leg-spinner arrived Down Under from Pakistan five years ago as an asylum seeker, fearing for his life

New Zealand’s Grant Elliott helps South Africa’s Dale Steyn up after their semi-final

Cricket World Cup 2015: Our awards for Best Batting, Bowling, Game and others as we celebrate the rebirth of the 50-over game

After an exhilarating tournament filled with wonderful batting, bowling and fielding, all played out in an uplifting spirit and atmosphere, Stephen Brenkley hands out the gongs but also explains why it is vital the ICC builds on the goodwill to secure the one-day game’s future

Australia's batsman Michael Clarke (R) shakes hands with New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum in his last cricket one-day international as Australia close in on a World Cup final victory
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Aussie captain Michael Clarke says the five-day game has a big future - but most fans here disagree...

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... and everyone except Australia is hoping they can do it

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The manner in which the match was played and its immediate aftermath enacted were as important as the deeds it contained

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Australia vs India - Cricket World Cup 2015: Revitalised Indians can pose threat to Australia

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New Zealand vs South Africa match report: Grant Elliott hits a six to send Black Caps into first ever Cricket World Cup final

South Africa 281-5 (43 overs), New Zealand 299-6 (42.5 overs)

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