Sick and tired of pyjama cricket? Never fear, the Ashes are almost here. A few weeks ago, many would have been forgiven for thinking the Aussies haven't got a snowball's chance in hell. Things aren't quite so clear cut now.
While they do enter the series in the back of a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of India, Darren Lehmann has rejuvenated their hopes. The tourists might still be sent home with their tails between their legs, but at least they have some hope now.
Lehmann is the opposite of now unemployed Mickey Arthur. He might not be Midas, but he will certainly have some magic up his sleeve.
We pick five reasons why he will have given the Aussies new hope. Add your thoughts in the comments.