Are the Aussies getting back to their attitude era of 1990s where they dominated and crushed every single opponent? Or is this WC win a flash in the pan and teams will continue to equally compete like the last few years?
Yeah and Clarke's career is almost done anyway.It's the batting that will stop them from dominating imo.
Smith is unstoppable, Warner is excellent and Clarke when he's fit is Clarke. Now those three may be enough with contributions by others, but to be a dominating side they need a couple more to be more dependable.
This is true, but when you take into account the washout v Bangladesh, a truncated match v Scotland and a few small chases toward the end of the tournament you could see that some of the batsmen could easily have had better tournaments, at least statistically.Even the world cup win was strange. Despite only having one close game (the loss to NZ), the aren't a lot of guys who had a "good" WC.
Smith, Starc and Maxwell were huge... Everyone else was just okayish.
Most of the 90's guys weren't great shakes against the turning ball either. Difference was, a lot of them worked on it enough to not be deer-in-headlights at least. A few of the current lot have it in them to be reasonable players of spin but just aren't for some reason. Rad Haddin, for example, looks like he'd be a natural but ain't.I dont think so.
As i've said before,apart from 1-2 players,like most of the team are poor players of spin unlike the great Australian team of the 90's and early 00's.So this is likely to bear an effect in both tests and the shorter versions(albeit to a lesser extent).