The most pleasing thing about Australia's performance has been the turnaround in our bowling. Craig McDermott has done wonders and we now have an array of fast bowlers who can bowl all day long, putting the ball on the spot and not spraying it around and giving away easy runs (yes I'm talking about you Mitchell Johnson).
Our batting line-up still has some way to go to match Englands, but at least we don't give away easy runs anymore.
Indeed pg. The squad for the last test didn't have Pattinson and Cummins. Hasn't Hilfy changed, and Siddle's a different bowler altogether. I have reservations about Starc, but all the pundits reckon him.
I think Arthur will have it all sorted in about twelve months time. Ponting, Hussey and Haddin will be gone. Quite who will replace them, I'm not sure. Maybe Watson to come in at three (Marsh seems unable to make the step up ATM).
Still it's got the beginnings of a good side.
As for mediocre performers from the former colonies I couldn't care less. jimmk 11 7/8/13
I've just realised, he's talking about Prior, Pietersen and co, but not Stokes, he's a Kiwi.