The story at the moment is ‘liberated England’ – daring, dashing World Twenty20 champions who play with no fear.
That’s the official line, but we’re looking at an Australian one-day international (ODI) bowling attack that’s shorn of Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus and even Ryan Harris.
You could also add Brett Lee to that, although he might never come back and Dirk Nannes would conceivably be above the quick bowlers who appeared in Cardiff yesterday, were he available for ODI selection. Oh, and Nathan Bracken as well.
This Australia ODI bowling attack is a gherkin, emmental and chilli sauce sandwich made with dry wholemeal bread because all the food you thought you had in the house wasn’t actually there.
Australia never want to lose to anyone, least of all England, but if they had to pick a time, it would probably be now.