Nottingham Out-of-favour Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes there is still a lot of cricket left in him and wants to make a comeback into the Test side.
Australia play England in the fourth Test of a five-match Ashes series starting here on Thursday. England lead the series 2-1 with two matches still to be played.
Watson was dropped after underperforming in the first Test at Cardiff where England had beaten Australia comprehensively. The visitors were able to make a comeback in the second Test but then were again beaten in the third match. Australia failed to perform as a unit and were beaten by eight wickets in the third Test at Edgbaston cricket ground.
While Australia will not fancy axing their out-of-form skipper, Adam Voges may not to get a similar backing and he could make way for Shaun Marsh. Clarke, who averages 61.83 batting at number five, could look at reverting to his old position while promoting Marsh up the order. However, going by Australias training sessions leading up to the fourth Test, there are indications of an unchanged eleven.
Probable XI Chris Rogers, David Warner, Steven Smith, Adam Voges Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke (c), Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon
Thus Watson, who has played 59 Tests, 187 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 48 T20 internationals since making his Australia debut in 2002, may again find a place in the team as Australia try to restore parity in the series.