England overcame World Cup runner's up New Zealand earlier this season, and are aiming to go one better as they take on winners Australia in a five-match series which begins at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday.
India see off Sri Lanka in Colombo for their first series win on foreign soil since 2011.
The word 'versatile' does not even begin to describe England's Moeen Ali, writes Andrew McGlashan.
Steve Smith begins his captaincy against England on Thursday, the start of a four-year project that will take him to the 2019 World Cup.
After a grim 2014 when they lost nine of their 12 T20s, including a wretched World T20 campaign, new-look England have now won three in a row and have defeated the No.2 ranked side, Australia.
Lancashire clinched their first piece of limited-over silverware since 1999 with a 13-run victory over Northamptonshire in the final of the NatWest T20 Blast.
Despite the rising attendance figures it seems there are those high up at the ECB who do not want the Blast to succeed, writes George Dobell.
Australia secured their first Women's Ashes victory in England in 14 years with a ruthless bowling display in the second T20 in Hove.
England batsman, 33, says he still has the "hunger and desire" to play on.
Retired Germany and Liverpool footballer Dietmar Hamann tells ESPNcricinfo's The Cricket Monthly magazine how The Ashes had him hooked - and which players he enjoys watching.
Simon Barnes lists 11 things England's recent Ashes win over Australia brought to light about Cook and Co.
Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor took refuge in an unlocked vehicle as celebrations got out of hand after Nottinghamshire's progress to the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup.
As it often does, Hove had acquired a rather somnolent air. In sweltering heat, Sussex's openers were going nowhere on the second afternoon. Yorkshire's seamers had bowled with parsimony but without bite on a pitch designed to neuter them.
ESPNcricinfo's Daniel Brettig rates each Australia player involved in this summer's Ashes series out of 10.
ESPNcricinfo's George Dobell rates each England player involved in this summer's victorious Ashes series out of 10.
Joe Root will not play for England again this season after being rested from the one-off T20 and one-day series against Australia, with Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes recalled.
All it took was a few drinks in The Oval dressing room after the Investec Test series for Joe Root and David Warner to end the simmering feud that burst into being on the last Ashes tour.
Michael Clarke says groundsmen should be granted the freedom to prepare the pitches they see fit after the conclusion of the equal shortest Ashes series ever.
When Australia's quest for Ashes victory was mapped out just days after the World Cup triumph few batted an eyelid, but when the team landed on these shores plans quickly unravelled.
There was some crazy cricket in the Ashes although the quality was not always high, writes Mark Nicholas. Yet for both teams it is the final outcome that matters. Careers are defined.
Alastair Cook has worked hard for everything he has achieved as a batsman and England captain. Why? Because being a success is his reason for being.
Australia thrash England by an innings and 46 runs in the final Ashes Test to send off retiring captain Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers with victory.
The Ashes are regained but England have been horribly poor at The Oval not least in their playing of Nathan Lyon which does not bode well for challenges ahead, writes George Dobell.
It is fitting that spin is playing a key role for Australia in Michael Clarke's final Test as he has always been a captain who has understood and nurtured the art, writes Daniel Brettig.
Neither England nor Australia have appeared capable of digging in and batting out a day when under pressure, but it matters little as the Ashes is already won, writes Alan Tyers.
Manchester has beaten out London to be revealed as the greatest sporting city in the UK, according to research from ESPN and the universities of Gloucester and Bath.
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