Posted Wed 08 Dec 2010 12:40
So because Ponting doesn't have Warne, McGrath, Gilchrist, Hayden anymore he has instantly become the worst captain ever since we don't win every single test series? You obviously don't know Allan Border then, because he lost quite a few series too after Lillee, Chappell, Marsh all retired. Did you also consider that Steve Waugh and Mark Taylor had the services of Warne and McGrath in their sides? If they didn't have those match-winning players I'm sure you would be saying the same things towards them too! Most of us agree that Ponting isn't the best tactician but he is a tough nut and has lead our team proudly for a good 5 years as captain. When he is probably flicked by CA or retires himself at the end of the series, Clarke will be captain and I highly doubt he'll magically turn the side into the best test team again until some of our young guns mature and turn into regular match-winners for us.