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    The worst Australian team for years?

    Langer and Hayden - both past their peak and not as consistant as in previous years
    Ponting - probably the only member of the team at the peak of his form.
    Hussey - First Ashes series
    Clarke - Not established in the side
    Symonds - unlikely to be a long term Test player dispite his recent century
    Gilchrist - One great innings but another one past his peak
    Warne - A freak, probably still be at his peak when he's 90 if he wanted to continue playing
    Clarke - Top wicket taker, but 31 years old before getting a run in the side.
    Lee - Inconsistant as always
    McGrath - Obviously well past his prime and not needed in this series to produce a match winning performance.


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    What a peculiar line of reasoning.
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    Well, it's better than the 2005 XI, if only because of Hussey & Clark.
    It's not as good as the sides in the late 90's/early 2000's. Maybe on a par with the mid90's side with guys like Merv Hughes, Brendan Julian & Paul Reiffel? Beyond that, I'd reckon that Warne makes them superior to the Aus side in the early 90's.

    Over the last 30 years or so:

    1. Late 90's/early 2000's
    2. Mid 70's
    3= Current side & mid 90's
    4= Late 70's & early 90's

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    Nah, I don't think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Nah, I don't think so.

    You must stop this sort of in-depth analysis or people will start to think you like Britney Spears.

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    I agree on most parts, Hussey is a legend, Hayden looks good, and so does Clarke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson
    You must stop this sort of in-depth analysis or people will start to think you like Britney Spears.
    Well, their bowling coming through is good (Johnson, still have MacGill, Clark). Their batting is phenomenal, with some new guys coming in that should be good (Jaques, Hussey).

    I don't see a big decline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson
    You must stop this sort of in-depth analysis or people will start to think you like Britney Spears.

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    I don't think it was Australia's greatness that really won them this series, it was more so the determination and willingness regain the Ashes and obviously England's lacklustre performances.

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    Is this some sort of sick joke?
    Stedders' Supported XI (in batting order)
    NJ Kruger, *SM Katich, LA Carseldine, MEK Hussey, Mohammad Ashraful, NT Broom, AA Noffke, +Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, DE Bollinger, WAP Mendis.

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    If it's the worst, I'd hate to lose 4-0 to it.

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    Yeah, gee, what a horible team...17 consecutive undefeated test matches...Leading the second best team in the world 4-0... Worst team ever for sure.

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    Totally crap imo. Hate to be England at the moment if Australia are being called crap England must be playing worse than USA.

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    Australia = Bangladesh really. Can beat Zimbabwe most of the time, but everything else is a huge struggle. Give them time people, were New Zealand any good when they first started? It`ll take years, but I can see them being competitive will Test playing nations in the not too distant future.
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