Watson's batting order 'demotion' at Old Trafford indicative of political shift in team: Report

Sydney, Aug 5 (ANI): The Australian media has claimed that Watson's demotion in the batting order in the second innings of the Old Trafford test might be an indication of the political shift in the Oz team, and eventually the question has to be asked whether the team is a big enough place for both players.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Warner and Watson are rivals and antagonists and Warner's brother's offensive tweet about Watson was patently a case of the ongoing problem.

The report said that Watson has had his way in the absence of Warner and although he had the best batting conditions at Trent Bridge and Lord's, he could not capitalize.

The report added that when the boys gather for a pep talk, Watson is the last one to come out of the bathroom and when they celebrate a wicket, he is off fetching the ball for the umpires. (ANI)

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