After a dismal show at the Ashes, England batsman and former captain Kevin Pietersen's career in international cricket has ended unceremoniously.
A rampant Australia sealed a 5-0 Ashes series sweep by skittling England out for 166 to claim a 281-run victory on Sunday.
Australia has claimed an eight-wicket victory over England during their fourth test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
England batsman Jonathan Trott's announcement that he was to leave the Ashes team with a stress-related illness has left many pundits feeling guilty.
Australia thumped England by 381 runs in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match Ashes series.
England and Australia players have rejected claims that bats may have been tampered with during the Ashes series to avoid infrared camera detection.
Newspapers have ripped into the team's feeble batting in the second Test against England, fearing the Ashes campaign might have unravelled.
The Ashes Test series has been rocked by revelations that South African Mickey Arthur is taking legal action over his sacking as Australia coach.
Cricket's decision review system and the continuing struggles of Aussies's brittle batting order was the cause of irritation in the first Ashes Test.
India added the Champions Trophy to the World Cup they won two years ago after seeing off England by five runs in a dramatic Champions Trophy final.
Eoin Morgan and Joe Root ensured England completed a comfortable five-wicket victory over New Zealand in the final one day international match.
Luke Wright shone with bat and ball as England eased to a 40-run victory over New Zealand in their first Twenty20 international
There has never been a rival for prestige of the Ashes as far as Australian and England fans are concerned, although several have challenged for it.
Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen is set to play international cricket again after reaching an agreement with the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Sri Lanka has switched their captaincy in their last match against England to avoid Mahela Jayawardene being banned for slow bowling again.
Sri Lanka sent defending champions England packing at the T20 as they reached the semis along with the West Indies after a dramatic night of action.
England took a Duckworth-Lewis win over the Proteas after the second Twenty20 international between the two sides was abandoned due to rain.
Ian Bell made 88 as England beat South Africa by six wickets in the fourth one-day international to go 2-1 up with one match to play in the series.
England Test captain Andrew Strauss says his "race is run" as he announces his retirement from all professional cricket with immediate effect.
SA is on top of the world after the 2-0 series win in England, but skipper Graeme Smith is wary of complacency ahead of their November Australia tour.