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    Thread title a very personal question tbh.
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    I don't really see much of an issue dropping him down to 4 or 5 with his reflexes slowing a touch. Depends who you want to bring in and whether they could bat at 3. Khawaja looks like he might be a number 3 if he is picked

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    Yet another unnecessary discussion about Ponting. Spare him!

    He is one of the best bat @ No.3 in international cricket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Thread title a very personal question tbh.


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    I don't know why everyone is so keen on seeing him slide down the order, he remains by far the best man to bat at #3 and that's where he should stay, all he needs to do is improve his concentration becuase atm it just seems like batting is not the only thing in his mind when he's at the crease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    I don't know why everyone is so keen on seeing him slide down the order, he remains by far the best man to bat at #3 and that's where he should stay, all he needs to do is improve his concentration becuase atm it just seems like batting is not the only thing in his mind when he's at the crease.
    Similarly he would be the best man to bat at 4 or 5. The question for me is not is he the best value at 3, it is more would he be even better value lower down. Hard to answer without doing it but not a crazy thought. And I am not sure Ponting can just flick a switch and say "right, this innings I will concentrate more".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    And I am not sure Ponting can just flick a switch and say "right, this innings I will concentrate more".
    Exactly. He always concentrates. Concentration has nothing to do with it.

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    I don't understand, who would be better at 3?

    There is no evidence that Clarke will be better, nor Hussey.

    Obviously not North, not his replacement (unless you think Khawaja/Ferguson/Dussey are currently better batsman than Ponting)...

    it's one of the more confusing arguments.

    Either drop Ponting, or play him where he bats best.
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    Jono on the mark again here, if there is no obvious alternative to Punter at 3 for now then why move him.

    He may only have a couple more weeks left of his career anyway so it may not need discussing soon. Can't see him being retained as captain if they lose the series and he has always intimated he won't play unless he is captain so it could be bye bye Ricky after the ashes/world cup.

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    I would keep him at 3. 1.Watson 2.Hughes 3.Ponting 4.Clarke 5.Hussey 6.Khuwaja 7.Haddin 8.Warne (I know dreaming) 9.Harris 10.Nannes/Tait/Lee ANYONE PLEASE!! 11.Johnson- hopefully he magically regains form overnight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I don't understand, who would be better at 3?

    There is no evidence that Clarke will be better, nor Hussey.

    Obviously not North, not his replacement (unless you think Khawaja/Ferguson/Dussey are currently better batsman than Ponting)...

    it's one of the more confusing arguments.

    Either drop Ponting, or play him where he bats best.
    The main argument for moving him in the past has always been that Hughes/Rogers/whoever is a lot better than North, so if Katich or Watson could bat three and Ponting four it'd improve the team.

    I definitely don't support moving Clarke or Hussey up, and now that Katich is injured I don't support moving Ponting at all.
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    Watson at 3 kind of made sense, but even then he could just bat 4.

    Katich has batted lower order before, so moving Ponting from 3 and replacing him with a guy of a similar age who has experience at 5 and 6 is ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I don't understand, who would be better at 3?
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    I can equally ask who would be better than Ponting at 4. It is pretty much a given that he would be the best for any position other than opener.
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