Originally Posted by Midwinter
What went wrong ?
Absolutely stunned when they walked without Clark in the first test. Remember the conditions were more favourable than in the last game, and even then he went for only two runs an over.
Most people are admitting now that Johnson was rubbish for most of the series but Siddle was almost as bad
Haddin's byes were mainly due to Siddle sending them down to fine leg
What was wrong dropping these blokes for a game or two. You can always bring them back
Like the batting, it seemed that the selectors were unable to admit that things needed changing. Like jackasses they made a decision and stubbornly stuck with it even when losing !.
For me the only certainties in the next test team are Clarke, Katich and Haddin.
Even Punter, he's not what he used to be and should be made to earn his spot.
Hussey is going the same way as Hayden did last summer, no longer quite there. He has to make runs in shield cricket or make way.
For everyone else, it should be - play the first three shield games and pick the best from there.
Haha. Are you seriously suggesting that Simon Katich has his name penciled into the next Test more so then Ponting? They'll both play but waaat?