Ohhh...my first thread in cricket chat for a long time:
Should Ponting drop down the order from 3 to say 5 or 6? He has been a great servant for Australian cricket and if it wasn't for Bradman would probably be rated as our greatest ever first drop.
But, you get the sense he is not as flash as he was at number 3. Perhaps it is time for him to come in later in the order. It may be the only way he can stay in the side until 2013 if he drops down the order. Steve Waugh did it and Alan Border did it before him, so it's not unheard of. Ponting also got the 3 while the existing captain was still in the side, so it might be time for Clarke to step up.