Australia are now the 5th ranked test nation after the latest update by the ICC. Whilst this is very embarrassing for our proud nation, the question needs to be asked, why are we so low on the table? The most logical answer would be a that there is too much of a focus on T20 cricket and techniques and concentration skills have suffered though I believe the answer lies a lot deeper than this. What is it? I do not know. A lack of killer instinct may be one answer, case in point being in the Sri Lankan series where we had them in the 1st innings of the first test 5/67 and in the 1st innings of the third test they were 5/26. Both games were lost. Let’s hope that by boof returning home to prepare for the ashes series we can see some turn around in fortunes.