Originally Posted by Miraz
McGrath, Gilly, Ponting, Hussey, Hogg, Symonds will not be there. I know they have replacements ready, still enough is enough.
I beg to differ. Hussey, Symonds and Ponting will probably play one more WC. Hayden will also probably not play. So, Australia needs to find replacements for McGrath, Hayden, Gilchrist. These players are all unique and "irreplacable" in many ways - particularly McGrath who I think is the real match winner for the aussies. Having seen some of the young stock in the domestic comp, I'm afraid the future looks grim...... for the rest of the world
There are some fine bowlers coming through. Mitchell Johnson and Hilfenhaus are two pacers who are very promising. Although the batting stocks don't appear as bright, Australia still has a glut of world-class batsman. With Brett Lee to come back into the team, and Shaun Tait slowly maturing, the side will become very balanced and settled when the old-timers leave.