Originally Posted by Chemosit
In terms of evidence, the only hard evidence is to judge a team on how they performed on the pitch. How a team is going to perform is more a matter of conjecture in that any eventuality is possible. I'd prefer evidence over conjecture in terms of 'rating' a team.
Australia put the best team they could out v SA and got beat. I would rate them accordingly.
On that day but that rating falls over when a week later the Australian team is stronger.