Originally Posted by Goughy
It is an amazing achievement. Based as much in approach and mentality as talent and ability.
Quality players obviously make a huge difference but the positive approach, fast scoring (giving plenty of time to bowl opposition out), deep batting (top order not worried to play aggressively as losing a couple of quick wickets didnt cripple the team) and balanced attack capable of taking 20 wickets regularly in different conditions meant that this era of Aus cricket was able to do what no other group of players have been able to.
I have a great deal of admiration for them.
Also surprising that they didn't really have an all rounder, though having the best batsman-wicketkeeper of all time made that much easier to bear. And of course, having McGrath and Warne means you rarely need that fifth bowler. Guys like Gillespie provided amazing support so really you had the entire bowling attack being close to or actually world class.