Since making his debut, Phil Hughes has played 5 tests; 3 against South Africa and 2 against England in the on going Ashes series.
His scores in those 5 tests read:
0, 75, 115, 160, 33, 32, 36, 4, 17
In those same tests Michael Hussey's scores read:
4, 0, 50, 19, 20, 39, 3, 51, 27
Moreover, we all know what a nightmare Hussey has had before these string of scores.
Then why does he continue to retain his place but poor Hughes, who was touted as the next big thing in Australia, gets benched?
If Shane Watson just had to play then he could have easily come in for Hussey.
Why drop Hughes and put Watson in a make-shift position?
I would have surely preferred Hughes, Katich, Ponting, Clarke, North, Watson instead of the line up Australia have gone in with for this 3rd Ashes test.
And what did Hussey do today - another first ball duck!