With England's home Ashes series concluded, former England captain Alec Stewart gives his player ratings for the hosts, while below Test Match Special commentator Jim Maxwell does the same for the tourists - each with an eye on this winter's rematch.
By his own very high standards, Cook has had a quiet series. Despite passing 50 three times, his failure to reach three figures will have caused him and the dressing room concern. But he led England to success in his first Ashes series as captain, which should not be overlooked.
Promoted to open after a promising start to his Test career batting in the middle order. His 180 at Lord's was the obvious highlight but he found the challenge of facing the new ball tough. Nonetheless, his introduction to Ashes cricket will stand him in good stead for the return series.
His return from a serious knee injury gave the team a huge lift, and his outstanding hundred at Old Trafford plus his rapid half-century at The Oval underlined his world-class qualities. I expect even more from him this winter.
Mentally strong, but has technical issues to resolve at the highest level. He got off to several starts but still hasn't established himself in the England middle order and not playing in the final Test match at the Oval will not have helped.
Since being named England's 2012-13 player of the year, Prior's overall performances have been well below the standards he has set himself. He must continue to take the attacking options, which have served him so well in the Test arena.
His devastating 45-ball spell of 6-20 in Durham to secure the series win was the highlight of a good series with both bat and ball. The furore over his non-walking at Trent Bridge did not appear to affect him mentally, suggesting he will cope with all that is thrown at him down under.
Underlined his standing as one of the best spinners in the world. He created problems on all surfaces to both right and left-handers and was one of the major reasons behind England's convincing margin of victory.
Anderson was England's match-winner at Trent Bridge and after quiet Tests in Manchester and Durham, he rebounded at The Oval to become his country's second-highest wicket-taker.
Australia player ratings by Jim Maxwell
Australia finished the 2013 Ashes in better shape than they started it and looked like they had finally settled on a batting order.
The one position they still need to fill for the return series down under this winter is the number six slot and I expect the contenders to be Western Australians Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh, and Tasmanian Alex Doolan.
If the bowlers stay fit and the pitches suit the fast men, Australia can regain the Ashes.
Despite his 81 not out at Trent Bridge, he looked hopeless against Swann and being left-handed he was spurned after two Tests. He still has a future but should go on Dancing with the Stars to help his footwork.
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