In case you haven’t heard (very unlikely), Australia won the Ashes on the back of some wonderful and aggressive cricket. I was fortunate to have seen most of it and have enjoyed every moment of the whitewash. We’ve seen some brilliant performances by Mitchell Johnson throughout the series, but it must be remembered that he wouldn’t have even got a look in if the first choice bowlers such as Jimmy Pattinson and Jackson Bird were available. Along with these two players making their comeback in the Big Bash League, the current lineup of Harris, Johnson, and Siddle as well as the backup players such as Starc, Hilfenhaus, Hazelwood, Coulter-Nile, and Bollinger, the Australian fast bowling stocks are looking good for another decade of dominance.
The challenge is to find a few batsman who can stand up and be counted with heaps of runs and mental strength for the rigours of test cricket.
I’m excited about the good times ahead! South Africa, here we come.