England, leading 2-0, are hoping to wrap up an early Ashes series victory over their rivals with success in the third Investec Test at Emirates Old Trafford in the coming days.
Although a member of the glorious 2005 Ashes-winning side, Hoggard suffered at the hands of the Australians - particularly during the 2006-07 whitewash Down Under - in his Test career.
The 36-year-old told Press Association Sport: "I love watching England, especially when they are thumping Australia.
"It is fantastic. I almost feel sorry for the Australians - but I do state 'almost'.
"It is lovely to see them struggling and in the same predicament as a lot of teams have been in over the last 10 years.
"Australia are struggling in the batting department and the spin bowling department.
"The seamers have held their hands up and said they can bowl. It's up to the other facets of the game to come and join them."
Australia responded to their 2005 defeat, which ended a run of eight successive series wins against England, in the most emphatic fashion, but several of that great side were approaching the end of their careers.
Hoggard thinks it is unlikely Australia will be able to bounce back and challenge England when the sides meet again over the winter.
The Leicester seamer, speaking at a promotion for Bombardier beer, said: "In 2005 we had a very good time of it. That team said it wouldn't happen again and they put it right in 2006-07.
"You can't see that happening again with back-to-back series, 10 Test matches. They haven't got a lot of time to regroup and reorganise."
The challenge of rebuilding the Australian side will largely fall to Hoggard's former Yorkshire team-mate Darren Lehmann, who was installed as coach after the sacking of Mickey Arthur just before the series.
Former Yorkshire bowler Hoggard, who earned the last of 67 Test caps in 2008, said: "He got an almost impossible task.
"Two weeks before a major Test series - probably the biggest Test series in the world - to take charge of a fractious camp with a little bit of a leadership issue, a bit of back-biting and not playing as a team.
"I think he did an amazing job to get the performance he did at Trent Bridge.
"I think he is making strides in the right directions but Rome wasn't built in a day.
"He has got a lot of hard work to do but he is the sort of guy that will do that and get the best out of the team."