But the thing is Watson can't be blamed for these collapses, because he gets the team of to a good start almost every time. Sure he doesn't go on to make the big one but you would think he helps the team more often then not.
Also forgot to mention Hughes who didn't help the cause in the first 2 matches in 2009.
Also another thing to point out is that Ponting has been averaging 41.36 in the last 2 series compared with his overall Ashes record of 46.78.
So it seems that Katich and Ponting are the people to blame.