Another series victory for Australia - 2-0 over the West Indies - is it an ominous sign for England ahead of next summer's Ashes?
Well let's be honest if Glenn McGrath hadn't trod on that ball, if the selectors had picked Mike Hussey and if Shane Warne had caught that catch then we would still be talking about a 20-year barren streak right now.
But he did, they didn't and he bottled it so we are - and post McGrath, Warne, Langer & Gilchrist, the Baggy Green should be weaker shouldn't they?
Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Matthew Hayden and Brett Lee will be back and England will need all four - the three batters averaged in the thirties in 2005 and Lee's 20 wickets cost over 40 - to perform well below their career averages once more.
Sadly for home fans Phil Jacques (three centuries in 19 innings and with an average over 47) and Andrew Symonds (44.65 with the bat) have settled in just nicely and Hussey is on course to be the greatest batsman of all-time whose name wasn't Bradman with Mr Cricket averaging a tidy 68.38 after 25 matches.
Left-armer Mitchell Johnson is closer to Bruce Reid than Brendon Julian while Stuart Clark looks to be a big benefactor of the Troy Cooley factor with 81 wickets in 18 Tests at only 21.46
New keeper Brad Haddin has had a slow-ish start but having averaged over 50 in the Pura Cup in each of the last three seasons, you just get the feeling he will get some.
But what about the spin department. It's dryer than the roof of Ambrose Mendy's mouth after he broke the world cream cracking eating record.
Warne's gone, Stuey MacGill and Brad Hogg swiftly followed leaving the motley crue of Beau Casson, Dan Cullen and Cullen Bailey as slow-bowling options.
All three average over 40 in first-class cricket and for the Australian selectors it must be like choosing Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan or Courtney Love as a suitable bride for the "boy".
Casson debuted in Barbados and although he picked up three wickets in the second innings, it was like watching Chris Schofield in the first innings - seven overs for 43 and a buffet ball every hour.
So it's easy - a drought in the UK starting about next March producing dry, crumbled wickets, the rapid development of Adil Rashid as a spin twin for Monty, Cooley to go to the IPL for more money and Ponting plus Hussey to get stuck in the Hampton Court Maze for most of the summer and the Ashes are ours.
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Would Hussey really be averaging nearly 70 if world cricket's latest development had been introduced two years ago?
The umpire review system will be trialled during India's three-Test series against Sri Lanka with the affected batsman or fielding side's captain allowed to review a decision and each team allowed three referrals per innings.
This would have rendered the term "benefit of the doubt" to the same place the term "gay" is referred to in a happy sense.
However Hawkeye can only be used by the third umpire for determining the actual path of the ball up until the point that it struck the batsman - and not for the predictor function of the technology.
Long live the benefit!!
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TALKING POINT: Have England got any hope for the Ashes? And replays - leave it to the on-field umpires or make them on-field jumpers holders.
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