Originally Posted by benchmark00
As an opener, the one thing Watson has going for him is consistency. It's most frustrating that he rarely goes on and gets a big score, however traditionally the openers job is to see off the openers and hit the ball around a bit, which is what he's doing on a consistent basis.
A problem would arise if he was doing what he is now (getting to 50 and getting out) and he was batting in the middle order, or he was making 50, then making a low score the next couple of innings.
You would take 50 from both your openers every day, the issue is that it gets exasperated when the middle order is fragile and doesn't perform.
Yep, he's not doing an excellent job, but he is doing his job. Hopefully with experience under his belt now he can kick on in the next phase of his career.