Damien Martyn predicted that his Test career was almost certainly over after being dropped following a disappointing Ashes campaign. While he remains in the one-day squad, Martyn said "I don't think so" when asked if he could use the Super Series to win back his place.
"The side they've picked [for the Test], they'll go with that and give guys a go," he said in the Herald Sun. "For me, there is always a chance of playing again but I think it's a slim one."
Brad Hodge, Stuart MacGill and Shane Watson were included in the 13-man squad for the Super Test starting in Sydney on October 14 as Australia consider using five bowlers for the six-day game. However, Martyn still plans to help Australia defend the World Cup in 2007 and does not want to become bitter about his omission, which came after he was rated the country's fifth-best player before the Ashes.
"If that's my last Test match, well, I've had a great time," he said in the Sydney Morning Herald. "I've played 60-odd Test matches and there was a stage in '98 where I only had seven games against my name, so I look at it in a positive way."
Martyn said that he was excited about the one-day matches on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne. "Who knows what happens after these three games," he said, "so I'll just try and enjoy it and make the most of it."