Before Perth there was a lot of talk about role reversal.
Australia were the new England, some said the new old brittle mid 90’s England, while England were the new old, grind the opposition into the dirt, Waugh style Aussies.
After Perth, the tables were turned again. Australia were the new new old old Aussies, Mitch with his slingy missiles looked like Thommo, blasting the opposition away and England the new new old England, unable to cope with bounce and pace.
Now with England crowned Ashes retainers after a absolute drubbing of Australia at the MCG, are England the
new new new old Australia? Only a ruthless performance in Sydney
will tell us.