Originally Posted by Richard
From England Ashes teams of my memory (essentially 1990/91 onwards) I'd go for something like...
Hussain (c) (1997-2002/03)
Stewart (w) (1993-2002/03)
Few doubts over that.
For Australia I'd probably have a stab at...
Taylor (c) (1989-1998/99)
M Waugh (1990/91-2001)
S Waugh (1989-2002/03)
Which funnily enough is almost exactly the team that would have played the 1993 Ashes if fitness had allowed - the only change being Reiffel in for the still-at-that-stage-novice McGrath.
On England can't see how Headley during that period would be better than Caddick 99-2001 or Jones 2005.
For Australia hard to put Healy's peak period over Gilchrist & also Gillespie at his best is on par with Hughes, but thats personal preference i guess...