When Glenn McGrath retires, Australia will no longer be able to take 20 wickets in a Test match at the rate they currently do and Glenn McGrath is well into his 30's and doesn't have much longer to play in his awesome career. Australia has not got any young seam bowlers who have the ability to bowl a consistent line and length like Glenn McGrath, meaning when Glenn McGrath retires Australia will have no one to replace him and as a result Austraila will no longer have the attack that is primarily responsible for their success. Australia do have superior batsman, but you must remember they aren't facing superior bowling attacks the callibre of Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie. Now, Brett Lee is a strike bowler, he isn't an opener, he cannot produce a tight line and length consistently and will not be able to replace Glenn McGrath. Australia's best young seamers are Brad Williams and Ashley Nofke, both talented seamers but not half as good as Glenn McGrath and will not be able to replace him.
What you must remember, is if the Australian batsman had to face bowlers like Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie, then they wouldn't be such prolific run scorers and their averages would be far lower against such bowlers. Even a good batting line up will struggle against a good bowling attack. Therefore, the success to Test cricket is with the opening bowlers. Now, good batsman are needed to score the runs, I am not denying that, but almost every nation has good batsman who are just as good as Australia's batsman, but even they struggle against Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie. India has better batsman than Australia, yet they are weak in Test cricket. Australia is even with most nation as far as batting is concerned. Therefore this is more proof that Australia's success is because of their superior bowling attack. Therefore, once Glenn McGrath retires, Australia will lose their superiority. Now, Test cricket is about maintaining pressure from both ends, and Jason Gillespie alone will not be able to do this and therefore Australia will lose their ability to take 20 wickets at the rate they currently do. Heath Streak is an awesome bowler, but he has no one to back him up and therefore batsman just see him off and cash in against his weaker bowling partner. The same will happen to Jason Gillespie when Glenn McGrath retires.
England have the most talented young seam bowlers in the world at the moment coming through their ranks and will have a superior seam bowling attack over all nations very soon. England have; James Anderson, Richard Johnson, Darren Gough, Mathew Hoggard, Simon Jones, Andrew Flintoff, Stephen Harmison, Alex Tudor, Allan Mullaly and this is a talented bunch. James Anderson and Darren Gough will become the best openers in the world in fact they have nearly claimed this prize after this performance in the Natwest Challenge and Natwest Series. Andrew Flintoff is also a talented bowler who bowls a tight line and length that angles inwards and concedes on average 3.3 runs per over in ODI. In Test cricket, Flintoff will be even more effective. Therefore, England are definately going to be the best in the world very soon and I know that many Australians will reply to this stating that will never happen and that Australia will always be best, and therefore I ask these morons to PROVE that Australia will be best and not just say because they have always produce young stars because everyone knows Australia has not got any young seamers that can replace Glenn McGrath and that is fact.
I think that Australians who read this should just learn some respect and morality and admit to themselves that their nation's empire as being dominant is coming to an end and is going to be succeeded by the enermy which is England, so whether you like it or not "ADMIT IT".
Australians are reluctant to admit that England are dominant in rugby union eventhought England has won the last 4 matches played between the 2 nations and Australia hasn't won a match against England since 1999. Now, if Australians won't admit that England are better than Australia after England has beaten Australia in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 and Australia hasn't beaten England since 1999, then that is proof they will never admit that England is best. Australia have not been able to win in New Zealand since 2000, and lost in South Africa in 2002 and England beat New Zealand in New Zealand this year and beat South Africa 53-3 at Twickenham and Australia hasn't beaten South Africa by such a margin in Australia in a long time. In fact Scotland and Argentina came closer to winning in South Africa than Australia did last year.