As reported on CW, Shane Watson has come down with a hammie strain just 6 days pre-Ashes.
Assume for a moment he doesn't play. What are the options? It affects more than the number 6 spot imo.
If Watson's out, I think the selectors are far less likely to be tempted by either Johnson or Tait and are more likely to stick with a line and length merchant like S Clark. Thoughts?
As for the No. 6 spot, imo they'll go for M Clarke, but I'd like to see Jaques bat there, although it would mean yet another leftie to handle the expected around the wicket assault form Freddie. What do we all think?