A confident and occasionally abrasive character, Tony Greig revelled in the on-field contest and at times stirring up crowds, such as during the 1974-75 Ashes series.
At 6-foot-6 with a shock of blond hair, Greig was an imposing and charismatic figure whose strong performances and ability to bond the team earned him the England captaincy.
But he was stripped of the honour after emerging as a key figure in recruiting international players for Kerry Packer's anti-establishment World Series Cricket, which began in 1977.
Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard made reference to his controversial nature in a tribute to the "adopted Aussie":
Tony Greig was a wonderful example of someone who came to Australia from somewhere else in the world and embraced his adopted country as his own ... his life in cricket wasn't always without controversy, but no one could doubt his passion and commitment to the sport he loved.
More top news
Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has claimed discovery of the Japanese battleship Musashi that was sunk by the US Navy in 1945.
Friday will be mostly dry with sunny spells for much of the UK. Temperatures will be mild across the country.
Some famous Liberal Democrat names will be fighting for their political lives in the election, now just over two months away.