Originally Posted by Pigeon
He was not confidence inducing in his first two outings. But he certainly deserved one more chance considering what he did in SA and Eng just before the Ashes. Hussey had 20 times longer run than Huges did.
AUS tactic in dropping Hughes quite sensibly was to pick Watson since he presumably could bowl, so as give AUS 5-bowlers in the 3rd test.
Watson did 50% of the job since he negated Flintoff. But the next half was incomplete since the two overs he bowled was awful.