Brian Lara

Lucrative Masters T20 tempts Brian Lara out of retirement

There is certainly a liberal sprinkling of stardust on show in the six-franchise tournament, with the likes of recently-retired Virender Sehwag, Jacques Kallis and Graeme Swann being joined by the long-since gone Michael Vaughan and Adam Gilchrist

MacGill and Warne lead assault as Australia rule World

Manifestly, Australia have made a full recovery from their Ashes defeat. Ricky Ponting led the side with renewed purpose, Adam Gilchrist was full of beans, Matthew Hayden has recreated himself, while Glenn McGrath and Warne remain near their peaks. Most of all, the support bowling was effective. It was an impressive performance.