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Are Cricket Australia selectors becoming obsessed with Shane Watson? Is Watson that important to Australian cricket? And what is this undying love for having an allrounder in the team? asks Dean Jones in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Don't get me wrong, I think Watson is a wonderful player, especially in the one-day and Twenty20 formats. But let us not forget that Watson is first picked as a batsman, and has delivered only two Test hundreds in 35 Tests, while Phil Hughes has three to his name in 17 Tests. Does this Australian Test team revolve around Watson? I nearly laughed when I heard that Cricket Australia had ordered Watson home from the Champions League due to workload. Why isn't Michael Hussey coming home? Surely he has played more.
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