Originally Posted by RoyForPM
I Believe England's 2005 triumph was a fluke on their home turf. When the Poms come down under they are gonna cop some, for example 90 000 Melbournians on Boxing Day.
England past away performances have shown they cant play away from home Aussies to win 5-0. Reasons Why?
England Lack in openers, Trescothik hasn't scored a ton against Aussies, Strauss struggled against leg spin
W/Keeper Jones poor glovemen/batsmen need some new talent
Bowlers, not much swing down under
Aussie tracks compleelty differnt to pommy tracks, WACAs steepling bounce, adelaide and Sydney turning wickets
Middle order if aussies had of taken catches in 2005 Pietersen would average about 15 as would Flintoff, and Bell shouldn't even be playing county cricket
Final reason, Brett Lee has matured and is the best bowler in the world, is bowling quicker than ever.
The Aussie team i think for 2006/07 will Be:
Maybes: B.Dorey, P Jaques, B Haddin,
What Do You Think?
Dont talk rubbish. How was it a fluke? England could easily have won by more... and after the first test never looked the worst side.
Things will be tougher for them this time round and they probably wont be retaining the Ashes, but fully fit they should win them back in the next home series.
England in England is a extremely tough challenge for any team, as the touring sides will see this summer and have for the past 2.