Shane Watson to bat at Ricky Ponting's number four spot in Test

Ricky Ponting's No.4 spot in Australia's Test batting line-up will be taken up by Shane Watson when they play Sri Lanka next week.

updated: December 07, 2012 14:39 IST
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Sydney: Shane Watson said Friday he will be given the first chance to fill the vacancy in Australia's batting order left by Ricky Ponting's retirement and bat at number four in next week's first Test against Sri Lanka.

Recalled Phillip Hughes is expected to bat at first drop in a re-jigged Australian top order for the Hobart Test, starting next Friday.

On the same day skipper Michael Clarke, speaking to reporters in Sydney, suggested the Test batting line-up was still undecided, vice-captain Watson confirmed in Brisbane that he would drop down one spot to number four in the Australian order.

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