>> And if the selectors or even the Captain considered he would be a big
>> asset they could contact Ponting and ask him to reconsider...........
> They could, and they may have. If you ask him to make himself
> available then you pretty much have to guarantee him at least a place
> in the tour party.
> This is reminding of me some other incident, but I can't put my finger
> on it. Some player was asked to declare himself available, did, and
> then wasn't picked.
with the state of our batting they could ask the Chapells to make a come
back and they would be picked
and if the Don was still alive who knows :-)
As for Ponting, I think he would be delighted to be asked and go again