Three players earn two nominations apiece in this shortlist
In nine completed Ashes tours since 1986-87, England have won one series and lost eight by thumping margins. But which have had saving graces, and which have been unmitigated shockers?
And who holds the record for the most consecutive Tests at the end of which his average has gone up?
Getting the show on the road itself will count as an achievement considering the Covid-affected build-up to the marquee series
"Time for bed, thank you" - police had to be called in to send the merrymakers, which included Australians Lyon, Head and Carey, to their hotel rooms as the noise continued till just after 6am
Says disruptions during England's preparation before the series was a big reason for the poor performance, insists Test cricket remains the priority for the team
Root insists he wants to continue, but who are the other runners and riders?
Five-fors, six-fors and a ten-for feature on our shortlist
Logistical challenges around Covid mean there are "lots of parts to the jigsaw" for England coach
"Until I'm told differently I'll start planning for the West Indies"
Most runs, most wickets and a lot more