NatWest T20 Blast, Finals Day

Familiar foes, and a wildcard

ESPNcricinfo analyses the stengths of the contenders on Finals Day, where three of the last four from 2014 are joined by the 2013 champions

Rikki Clarke made 46 and then followed up with 1 for 10 from four overs

Control C in the Ashes

Steven Smith, Chris Rogers and Joe Root were the leading run scorers in the Ashes, but another batsman had better control stats than all of them

Alastair Cook knocks the ball to the leg side

Rashid battles to prove his worth

Free to attack for Yorkshire, he has proved the value of his legspin. Now England look ready to be seduced. Can he take the final step in an insecure occupation?

Adil Rashid made the breakthrough in the second innings

Strangers in a strange land

There are more frequent tours, better technology, and easier pitches today than before. So why do teams struggle to win away from home more than they did in the past?

Australia celebrate their innings victory with a beer or 20

The Investec Ashes 2015

The middle-order difference

Stats highlights from an unusual Ashes series in which the winning team didn't necessarily have the better stats

Stuart Broad raises the ball after claiming a five-for

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 4th day

A summer of impressive progress

There is talent and spirit in this England side, though it is far from the finished article. For now, they should enjoy the champagne while it's still cold.

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler celebrate England's Ashes success at The Oval