On August 29 the cricketing world were taken aback by the resurgence of English pace attack which stunned southafrica to one of the most humiliating defeats in their cricketing history. The pace man Stuart Broad led the way, with 5 for 23 in 10 overs, but the sheer pace and power of change bowlers Andrew Flintoff and Steve Harmison illustrated the strength England suddenly possess with the ball. From being seemingly unable to work out how to take 20 wickets in a Test match against South Africa, England have morphed into devastating attack. South Africa were dismissed for fewer than 100 in a one-day international for only the second time in their history as a day/night international was played out in total sunshine. "To have Anderson, Broad, Flintoff and Harmison operating at around 90mph just fills the fielders with so much happiness.You know that we can make a bowling change and have a guy coming on and bowling at 90, and that there is another guy waiting to do the same" said Pietersen during the post match press conference.
The pace attack of english team reminded us the 2005 ashes bowling attack which helped english to win their 2005 ashes against australia. Having ashes next year the vulnerable australian bowling attack with the absence of Mc grath and shane warne should perform exceedingly well against the english to beat them in their home soil. English team awaiting the 2009 ashes to take revenge on australia after a humiliating white-wash in their last ashes tour in australia. Australia, being the world champions , wont let the english pace attack to make inroads that easily.However, we can expect a cracker of 5 ashes test matches on 2009. ashes.