Watson return creates selection headache

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 - 8:26


Shane Watson's return to India ahead of the fourth Test in Delhi will create a selection conundrum if the captain Michael Clarke is passed fit after suffering back pain in Mohali.

Although Watson remains the vice-captain and is almost certain to lead the side if Clarke is ruled out, his batting form has been disappointing for some time and strong performances from Steven Smith and Phillip Hughes in Mohali would make either of them unlucky to be dropped.

These are the questions faced by Clarke, coach Mickey Arthur and on-duty selector Rod Marsh when the team begins training in Delhi today, ahead of the fourth Test, which starts on Friday.