Originally Posted by Top_Cat
Not at all. Barely bowled for NSW this season or last and he was the captain last season so had plenty of opportunity to bowl himself, concentrating more on his batting. When he was getting a regular bowl for Aus, he was also taking wickets for NSW and getting plenty of the ball so to bowl him in recent series' with so few match overs under his belt would be stupid.
As far as the Tests go, he's just not an option right now and that Rick Ponting hasn't bowled him very much for a while says a lot about where his bowling is at.
The weird thing is on the WI tour, in the practice match he took 2/51 and 4/15 but didn't get a bowl for the rest of the series. When we were in trouble in the second Test and just couldn't make any breakthroughs and we had no options left, they still refused to give him a bowl. Even Hussey got a bowl before him!