>I'd put that squad up against the current shower any day.
I don't think I would at the time they were playing that series.
If we could get them all at their peaks then yeah.
Wood and Hilditch were both low 30s average batsmen and Hilditch was
just starting his fatal fascination with the hook.
Kepler was probably better than anybody Australia currently has other
Border is ahead of Clarke
Boon at that time was just starting in tests, he'd played 1 series
against the Windies and averaged 26.4, at the end of the 85 Ashes he
averaged 21.33 and his average didn't get above 35 until a year later,
it didn't get over 40 until 1988
Ritchie was telented but didn't seem to have the dedication and
commitment needed 30 tests 3 100s tells a bit of the story
Phillips was a similar story to Ritchie, looked good but didn't do
enough. Saying that it would have been a lot more sensible to keep him
as a specialist batsman than stick him behind the stumps.
McDermott was not the bowler he was 3 or 4 years later.
Lawson was a reasonable test bowler.
Thommo was well past it by 85.
Holland did nothing away from the SCG
As a bowler Matthews did very little at test level his batting was
moderate but not that good against the better sides
Wellham didn't do a lot at international level.
Bennett was not much of a bowler
Gilbert is in contention for the worst specialist bowler to play more
than 5 tests for Aus.
Clarke is ahead of everyone but Border
The current bowling attack is definately better (although it'd help if
they picked the right members of the attack for the conditions)
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