Geoff Marsh, the former Australian opener, feels that for Simon Katich to remain in the one-day team and play the sheet-anchor role, he must rotate the strike and build partnerships.

"He's got to get his confidence back as he can play all the shots and strike the ball nicely," Marsh told the Herald Sun, a Melbourne-based daily. "At the end of the day, he just has to perform. That's the nature of the beast at that level."

In the last 10 one-day matches, Katich has an average of 39.11 with only one fifty - scored against South Africa in the epic encounter at the Wanderers when South Africa chased 434 for a series victory.

"When you've got players of the nature of [Matthew] Hayden and Phil Jaques breathing down your neck, it's hard work. It doesn't matter whether it's Simon Katich or whoever in that role, when you're getting pressure from outside it's always going to be a talking point. He knows these guys are right on his heel."

The Champions Trophy will be the first time that Katich will play one-day cricket in India. Apart from two games against Bangladesh, he has had no ODI exposure in the subcontinent.