Originally Posted by Noble One
Shane Warne managed 40 wickets in 2005, and yet England remained on top for a large majority of play. It required all four bowlers to be performing for sustained pressure to really exist.
Exactly; compared to Flintoff who performed similarly, but had the back-up of Jones which Warne didn't really have, outside of the first Test. Says something that the two Tests that England won were the two when McGrath didn't play, as he was the only reliable support he had all tour.