My feeling is that it means not much. Maybe in hindsight it will, but I think we need to prove it against tougher opposition first. We don’t have to wait long to find out.
I think Cummins getting through 5 matches bowling as well as he did is a great sign. Our fast bowling stocks are in very good shape and there is every reason to assume Lyon should hang around for a few more years yet, so we have a good base in the bowling ranks.
Batting I don’t think we really learnt anything.
Smith is awesome obviously and Warner is still good.
Khawaja is still hit and miss.
Bancroft is still well and truly unproven.
Good signs for the Marsh brothers, but I’m reserving judgement on them until this South Africa series. I don’t expect them to back up again with multiple hundreds each… But I want to see something to show that they’re not just flat track bullies against crap opposition.
Paine I agree, but he’s really only a stop gap for a year or two you’d think at his age and with his injury history.