since the only way to describe the pathetic shambles of an aussie team is "like england before flintoff", a new strategic team has investigated how england rose from the "ashes" (sorry). Researchers discovered that it was not flintoff s arrival on the team, but the day the started to call him "freddie", after the scooby doo big man, which heralded their return to form. Cricket australia have therefore announced the following squad for the one day series:
Ricky (scrappy doo) ponting
Shane (daphne) watson
Peter (velma) siddle
Doug (scary old janitor who you think did it but didn't) bollinger
And rumours abound that shane (shaggy) warne will be taking time out of his busy sex timetable to ready us again to his magic balls.
The plans were cut short however, by a generous offer by hannah barbera to loan 11 cartoon characters to play instead, and experts are considering whether the animations may in fact play better...