Richie Benaud: Australia legend's life and career in pictures

The Australian Ashes team of 1956
Born in Penrith, New South Wales, Richie Benaud made his Test debut against West Indies on 25 January 1952 and went on to play 63 Tests and 259 first-class matches
Richie Benaud and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the final day of the second Ashes Test in 1956
Richie Benaud was appointed Australia's Test captain in 1958 and led them to three Ashes series wins
Richie Benaud bowling against England in the 1961 Ashes series
A leg-spinning all-rounder, Benaud took 248 Test wickets at an average of 27.03, with best figures of 7-72, before he retired from playing in 1964
Richie Benaud
After the 1956 tour of England, Benaud stayed in the UK to take a BBC presenter training course and made his first radio broadcast in 1960
Richie Benaud and wife Daphne
In 1967, Richie Benaud married his wife Daphne, who he met through English cricket writer EW Swanton
Richie Benaud
Richie Benaud was a cricket commentator for the BBC in over 500 matches after his playing career ended in 1964
Richie Benaud fans at the Sydney Cricket Ground
A popular figure across the world of cricket, Benaud's hairstyle and cream jackets were affectionately parodied by an increasing number of fans at the Sydney Test each year
Richie Benaud
Richie Benaud was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the Allan Border medal awards, before being inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame in 2009
Richie Benaud and his statue at the Sydney Cricket Ground
A statue of Richie Benaud was unveiled outside the Sydney Cricket Ground before day three of the second Test between Australia and India in 2008
Former cricketers Tony Greig, Mark Taylor, Richie Benaud, Ian Chappell and Bill Lawry
In Australia, he was the presenter and lead commentator for Channel Nine's cricket coverage for more than three decades, becoming a familar voice alongside the likes of Ian Chappell, Bill Lawry and the late Tony Greig
Richie Benaud and 2005 Ashes England captain Michael Vaughan
Benaud's last live commentary in England, for Channel Four, was England's historic Ashes win over Australia in 2005, when Michael Vaughan's side regained the Ashes they had last won in 1986-87

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