Chris Rogers on being picked for his first Ashes, and the advice he received before the tour
Shortly before he left for the tour to Australia, Graeme Swann talked about playing for England, the Ashes rivalry, and retirement
Michael Clarke's Ashes diary is guarded - as is to be expected from a book written at this stage of his career
Alastair Cook has enjoyed a fine first year as captain of the England Test and ODI teams, but the failure to win the final of the Champions Trophy still hurts.
Bilaterals tacked on to the end of a Test series, or hastily arranged triangulars, could gather meaning if teams had something bigger to fight for. But will cricket's major teams ever agree to such a proposition?
It was fitting for a one-day series that has felt distinctly un-loved that Michael Clarke was presented with his trophy in front of a near empty Ageas Bowl on a chilly September evening
Key figures give their thoughts on the England v Australia one-day series
Ben Stokes' performances in the ODI series against Australia could have pushed him closer to a spot in this winter's Ashes touring party, according to Ashley Giles
Shane Watson saved his best until last to enable Australia to end their almost four-month stay in England with silverware as they wrapped up the NatWest Series
Michael Carberry came to international cricket late and endured a tough induction but was able to draw on a well of experience to prove his ability