Melbourne: Former Cricket Australia chief selector Trevor Hohns, who presided over the country`s last golden era in the sport, says Michael Clarke`s team can return to the top of the Test rankings within two years.
Hohns`s assessment makes it nearly two years ahead of the four-year deadline set by the Argus review, tabled last August, following the Ashes debacle.
"We`re heading in the right direction, it might take a couple of years," said Hohns, who joined Australia`s selection panel in 1993 and served as chairman from 1996 to 2006.
"A bit more experience for some of these young guys, but the bowlers are doing a very good job and we`ve seen the batsmen score the necessary amount of runs," he was quoted as saying.
Hohns` assessment comes following Australia`s three massive wins over India in the ongoing four-match Test series.
"England over the last few years have been the best Test side, there can be no doubt. They`ve had a good unit that they`ve kept together for some time. That`s what creates a good side. They`ve played a lot together and they all seem to peak at the same time.”
"We`ll get there as well. I think we`re certainly heading in the right direction."