Benaud rates them as good as the invincibles.
Among the test sides past 95, Taylor's, Waugh's and Ponting's Australia have been the best in the world. I rate the current side under Ponting better than the side under Waugh considering they have more experienced players and guys like Clarke as well. Winning in India and Sri Lanka are indicative of their strength. As is winning 3-0 recently vs NZL and PAK so easily.
Most of us have agreed Windies were stronger than Waugh's Australia. I have my doubt with this current Australian team which has untapped resources and partnerships they always come up with.
And even Gillespie isnt a muck with the bat any more. Have the current Australian team 70/4 and they could still make 350.
Best cricket team I have definitely seen.