Australian Test Squad for the Johnnie Walker Super Series

Michael Clarke, Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Brad Hodge, Simon Katich, Justin Langer, Brett Lee, Stuart MacGill, Glenn McGrath, Ricky Ponting (captain), Shaun Tait, Shane Warne, Shane Watson.
No places there for Damien Martyn, Jason Gillespie and Michael Kasprowicz. The century at Oval saved Hayden. Australia would be playing either Brad Hodge (yet to make his debut) or Shane Watson (one test old) in the middle-order against a very strong World XI bowling attack. I cant help feeling sorry for Martyn and Gillespie. They spent a good part of their careers helping the Aussie team to get to be the very best (and maintain that position) and now when an epic series is being played between the best team of the world and the best from the rest of the teams, they dont find their names figuring in it. The selectors got it right (no questions there), but I just cant help thinking how cruel the world of sports can be.

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