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Aus should stick with Watson at No.3: Ponting

Joining the debate over Shane Watson’s batting position in the upcoming Boxing Day Test, former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting has backed the under-fire batsman to deliver in his favourite number-three position against India. “He would be disappointed with his last few games around the results he has got but he is a class player and things are going to change,” Ponting was quoted as saying in the ‘Herald Sun’. “He is too good a player not to. It is the same old thing, until you have got someone better to put into any position in a side, you dont change. We will keep our fingers crossed and hope Boxing Day is a big one for him,” he added. Rumour has it young Queensland batsman Joe Burns, who has been recently inducted into the side in place of the injured Mitchell Marsh, might bat at the position with Watson dropping down the order. Ponting though opines that Burns might fit the No.3 slot well, but only in the future. 
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