The Ashes series is a defining moment in Australian cricket history, and for a while now it has seemed as if Australia’s future was about to take a turn for the better.
Now, with the World Cup under way, the focus is shifting towards how it will play out in the long term.
Australia’s World Series victory will be remembered by generations of fans, and its legacy will be the most influential in Australian sport’s modern history.
But as a cricket nation, we still need to grapple with the impact the World Series had on Australian sport.
It changed our culture, and made us realise that we can compete with the best in the world.
The Australian Open, for example, is the first major tournament to feature four different national teams.
This tournament brought us the Australian Open’s first Australian Open title in 1996.
The year before, Australia had won the first Australian tour title in over 20 years in 1984.
Australia went on to win the Australian Cup, the first international tour title since 2002, in 1991.
The Australian Open also led to the first of three Ashes series wins for Australia, the last of which took place in 2007.
In fact, the Australian Tour has only won the Ashes once in its history, a result in 2013 that was the first time in Australia’s history that two teams won consecutive Ashes series victories.
We have a very rich history of success in the Australian open, with a series victory at the Australian and European Opens, a double Australian Open crown, the 1999 Australian Open and 2003 Ashes triumph.
We also have a history of making finals at the World Cups.
What has been different about the World Tour?
Since the World Cricket Council, in 2002, there has been a clear, consistent focus on developing the Australian national team.
During the Ashes, this has resulted in more opportunities for the young players to develop, with some of them going on to make the World T20 team and the World Twenty20 squad.
However, Australia is also seeing the growth of the grassroots cricket scene.
The current Australian Open is a testament to the strength of the domestic grassroots game in Australia, and has been one of the key factors in our success in this series.
The success of this grassroots game, coupled with the recent resurgence of the national team, has led to more opportunities in the domestic circuit for the emerging young players.
But as an Australian citizen, what about the future?
I don’t want to hear people talk about the Ashes as a victory, I want to see what the future looks like for Australia.
I am really happy with what we’ve seen so far, but the real question is, when are we going to see that same sort of success again?