With England winning the five-match Test series against India three-one, with the final game at The Oval over on three days, there were clearly some impressive performances, especially in the latter half of the series.
South Africa's ODI squad is in Zimbabwe without the services of their three premier pacemen, with Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander taking a break from the action to give the youngsters a go.
Sri Lanka dominated the second Test in Colombo from day one, and yet they could not take all 20 South African wickets and level the series. Their spinners were impressive, and Mahela Jayawardene's ton was the highlight.
The second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka and Colombo ended in a draw, with Sri Lanka falling two wickets short of a win and the Proteas battling hard with the bat all match after falling behind the pace early on.
It's been nearly three years since India last played a Test series in England, and in 2011 the visitors were humiliated four-nil, losing by whopping margins at Lord's, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston and The Oval.