Originally Posted by Coronis
Question, how do the 21/22 Aussies have such a high rating?
Back then the only Test series worth talking about much was the Ashes, and England had won it convincingly in 1910/11, followed by beating both Australia and SA at home in 1912. By 1920/21 it was played after 7 years of no cricket thanks to the first world war, and England had been unbeaten for 12 years, so by DoG's system the series had everything riding on it. The Australians thrashed England 5-0.