And its going to be a warm one, with 29 predicted for Brisbane. There'll be a lot of sunburned bods tonight. I'm not sure if I heard this correctly but I thought the news announcer this morning said that there were ten thousand members of the Barmy Army in town with tickets to the match. That seems improbably high - but then again, it IS the Ashes which are at stake.
With that many poms in the stands, the slagging off-field could be more entertaining than the antics on-field.