Rewind to Australia's first innings declaration at the WACA and you'd find the selectors high-fiving each other. The team they'd put together for the Brisbane Test was well on track to have six wins from all six home Tests. But the selectors were unexpectedly called into action.
There is plenty of uncertainty around Australia's team, still reeling from that fourth consecutive away Ashes defeat. The aftermath of the series was that Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Shane Watson and Chris Rogers all retired from cricket, leaving us 265 games of experience lighter.