This is a criticism I have levelled at Watson for some time, hopefully we're not tempting fate as he smashes a double ton at Perth, but he simply doesn't make his form count.
More often than not he will look good at the crease, those drives down the ground are faultless, his front foot pulls and flicks off his legs are full of authority, but bowling attacks are simply not fearful of what it may lead to. He is equally as vulnerable once he passes fifty as he is when he first arrives at the crease.
His average of over 50 as an opening batsman is very impressive, but he has been bang in form. A top class opening batsman in his form and with as many starts as he has made would have a much bigger average, but more importantly would have helped Australia into many more winning positions than Watson has. I'm talking about natural, patient, opening batsmen ie Chris Rogers and an in-form Phil Jaques.
So Watson should be credited for his consistency, but slated for his lack of dominant, match defining innings.