Originally Posted by The Argonaut
Ponting will stay at 3 as long as he is captain. When he loses that job (assuming he hasn't retired) then the new skipper may ask him to bat lower down. In the long run I think Watson would make a good 3. Two of Katich, Hughes and Marsh would open. Hussey will make way for either Ferguson or Khwaja.
If you are looking at say a couple of years when Hussey, Ponting and Katich are dust then i would say
Decent line up i guess. There are others that could go in there like Marsh, Paine and the current bowlers like Siddle are still pretty young so they could still be in the team.