Originally Posted by pasag
Will heads roll?
Will Ponting resign the captaincy?
Will Hussey decide to go out on a high?
How safe is Watson in the side if he's not going to bowl?
Will the selectors fall on their swords?
Will Clark and Lee ever play for Aus again?
Will be an interesting few months in Australia, the media hasn't been paying any attention to this series, so there won't be a lot of external pressure.
As I said in the other thread the selectors need to go, its very easy to blame Ponting for these loses, but my question is what's he supposed to do when the test side keeps changing after every one or two games.
Transition period is tough for any side, but all the this constant chopping and changing on the part of the selectors has made it impossible for Ponting to rebuild a stable team, therefore that needs to stop, if we are to put together consistent performances.
Ponting wouldn't and shouldn't resign, because a) he is the best man lead the current side, b) there is no decent enough option to replace him with.
Apart from Clark, I don't see anyone else in danger of being dropped from the test side, Lee is one the most experienced bowlers we have, and he is still good enough to break through into the team, but Clark unfortunately since his elbow injury seems to lost the venom and nip that made him such a dangerous bowler, so he could find himself out of favor with the selectors.
As for Watto, as much as I like him, I think he needs to go back to FC cricket and work on his technique, because his technique at present is likely to get exposed very easily at the test level, irrespective of where he bats, though if he stays fit and contributes with the ball as well, then there is a case for him being retained in the test side.
Hussey is one of the main players around whom the new team is being tried to be built, and its vital he stays on till the next Ashes, so there is no question of him being dropped.