Phillip Hughes`s tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge of the game.
Hours after the flamboyant right-hander Kevin Pietersen slammed a 46-ball 66 on his debut for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash on Thursday, former England captain Michael Vaughan triggered an interesting debate.
Last season's highest auctioned players Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Karthik were released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils respectively. Yuvraj was bought by RCB for a whooping sum of Rs 14 crore, while Karthik costed the Daredevils Rs 12.5 crore.
Terming the retirement of Kevin Pietersen as a loss to international cricket, ace Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) should have handled the former captain's issue differently.