Originally Posted by Prince EWS
If anything I think the complete opposite of all that is true.
The batting depth in this country at the moment is terrible. I'd be all for dropping Ponting if I thought there was a ready made replacement for him, but there's not. There's no question in my mind that he's still one of the best six bats in the country, and that's true even if he doesn't score many runs against the best attacks anymore, because no other bastard is going to either.
To start with
Mark Cosgrove | Australia Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo
Usman Khawaja | Australia Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo
Phillip Hughes | Australia Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo
You have to do tweaking of course..
Clarke has to move to 4. Watson has to come back and the myth that he is an all rounder and not a batsman has to be shattered once and for all.
So you have Watson and Clarke and 3 and 4 so you have your two best batsmen in those positions..which allows you to try a new player at 5 or 6..if you are going for Hughes than Cowan at 3, Watson at 5.
Not to mention that a certain Mr Katich was unceremoniously dropped for no reason!!