2015: cricket around the world

Australian team, world champion — AP
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England team celebrate after winn ing the 2015 Ashes — REUTERS
2/13
Captain Cook on a roll. — REUTERS
3/13
Steven Smith ... taking over the reins from Michael Clarke. — REUTERS
4/13
Kane Williamson ... impressive technique and temperament. — AP
5/13
Brendon McCullum... leading by example. — AP
6/13
A tribute to Kumar Sangakkara in his final Test. — AP
7/13
Mitchell Johnson. — GETTY IMAGES
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Dale Steyn. — AP
9/13
Misbah-ul-Haq. — REUTERS
10/13
Mustafizur Rahman. — AP
11/13
South Africa... world No. 1 in Test cricket. — REUTERS
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Day-night Test and pink ball. — REUTERS
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There was joy and agony in the arena. Matches were won and lost. Reputations made and destroyed. Old records gave way to new. The year 2015 was not short on action and drama. Here are some of the highlights from an eventful year.