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Seriously how many teams have toured Australia and genuinely looked like taking 20 wickets more than occasionally since 1989/90, never mind 1999/2000?
Can't think of many. South Africa in 2005/06 come to mind, and there's probably the odd one more here and there.
West Indies of 1992/93 IIRR only really looked like doing so in the last two of the five Tests, though I may recall mistakenly and CBA checking the cards now, so someone else can do it if they wish. Certainly they only looked like taking 20 and scoring more than Australia in said last two.
Since 99/00 in order of squad medicority & actual performances in the series IMO would be: (not considering BANG & ZIM)
- WI 2000/01
- PAK 2009/10
- WI 2005/06
- IND 99/00
- NZ 08/09
Although ENG where smoked in 02/03 & 06/07 that was just due to strenght of AUS. The ENG squads weren't exactly horrible on paper.
NZs last two tours (2004, 2008) were both piss poor performances.
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