Not too long ago, everyone was talking about the decline of Australian cricket, including myself. I thought that for the next few years they would drop down the rankings and India and South Africa would fight it out for the no1 spot.
But, the Australians have come fighting back and have won the series in South Africa, and you wouldn't bet against them winning it 3-0.
The batting order looks good, Hughes looks a great talent, Haydens successor? Katich has finally nailed down a place and Ponting, Hussey and Clarke are still a formiddable middle order. Number 6 spot is debatable, but North has done well so far. Haddin, although not Gilchrist, is certainly performing well.
Then the bowling line up. This looked terrible few months ago. But, Johnson is a world class bowler, Siddle and Hilfenhaus look good prospects, and MacDonald doesnt look too bad either, and they still have Lee and Clark too come back. Only place they are going to really struggle is in the spin department.
They definitly won't be as good as some of the recent teams of the past, but maybe this transitional period wont be as bad as we all thought.