The Ashes Infographic
This Really All You Got?
Remember that golden period of Australian cricket when the likes of Hayden, Gilchrist, McGrath and Warne were the backbone of the side?
Now, take a look at this sorry looking lot, tasked with taking the urn back to AUS.
Shane Watson - Whose form has been atrocious over the last 12 months. Shane Watson’s career average runs is 35.34.
Shane Watson has played 8 Ashes tests aged 32 compared with 20 Ashes Tests played by Mathew Hayden by age 36.
Brad Haddin - Who was dropped for not being good enough but now back as Vice-Captain.
Brad Haddin aged 35 has played 9 Ashes Tests aged 35 compared with 20 Ashes Tests played by Adam Gilchrist at age 35.
Mitchell Starc - Who has it all to prove with the red ball
Mitchell Starc in 19 ODIs - 19.91 runs conceded per wicket taken
Glen McGrath in 250 ODIs - 22.02 runs per wicket
Mitchell Starc in 9 Tests - 34.03 runs per wicket
Glenn McGrath in 124 Tests - 21.64 runs per wicket
Mitchell Starc (age 23) Ashes tests played (0) compared to Glenn McGrath by the age of 36 (30)
Nathan Lyon - Who can’t rip through batting lineups late in a match