With Matt Prior's withdrawal from the Test squad and captain Alastair Cook on the verge of losing his captaincy, the future looks bleak for English cricket.
After a gruelling series the final Ashes test was today drawn but not without controversy
With the rain affected fifth test at the Oval heading for a draw, captain Alistair Cook will lift the Ashes following what little play is left.
England sealed a superb series victory with a composed batting display to draw the fourth test in Nagpur. Many individuals have impressed in the course the series, and the team look in good shape for a mouth-watering 2013 that contains two Ashes series.