Border has tipped that Shane Watson might be the number 6 for Australia during the Ashes series. I for one find that quite unbelievable – there is no way that Watson is a better batsman than Michael Clarke.

Of course, the Australian selectors probably see Watson as Australia’s answer to Flintoff as an all rounder. But give us a break – Flintoff is in a different class altogether. Watson’s bowling is nowhere as effective as Flintoff’s.

Also Clarke can be quite effective with his left arm spin, especially if the wicket is dry & turning (likely in the hot Australian summer ahead).

Anyway here is the story on why Border thinks Watson is the man for the job.

Watson a favourite for No.6 – Border
Allan Border has tipped Shane Watson for the No. 6 spot in Australia’s batting order ahead of the Ashes.



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