Uncle J Rod makes the case that the current Australiam team — sans Hayden, Gilchrist, Langer, McGrath and Warne — is still likely to win the 2009 Ashes. Fighting words:
Peter Siddle has taken 20 wickets at 19 this year.
Australia don’t need to pick 5 bowlers to win the Ashes, they just beat a better team with 3 bowlers and Andrew McDonald.
Simon Katich, and not Phil Hughes or Ricky Ponting, is the wicket England need.
Beat Mitchell Johnson, win the ashes.
Very true. As I said before, Johnson and Hughes scare me, but I hadn’t even thought of Simon Katich. On the other hand, the relative novelty of both teams makes this Ashes a more exciting prospect, no? I’m sure Australia will go on and win, but there’s a fair amount of suspense involved, JRod’s deserved confidence notwithstanding.