Melbourne, Feb 7 : Former Australian cricketer Steve Waugh has said his team is in a good position to compete for the upcoming Ashes series but added that selectors need to take hard decisions regarding the career of veteran batsman Ricky Ponting before the series.
"He came back and scored the double century, scored a century in Sydney and had a fantastic series. At some stage players have to move on. I mean, he''s 37, 38 - that sort of age. You''ve got to look towards where the future is, so it''s always a tricky decision. John Inverarity, the new chairman of selectors, has probably got to make some tough calls pretty quickly," news. com. au quoted Waugh, as saying.
Waugh also said another form slump could lead to the end of careers of both Hussey and Ponting.
"If those guys are still around scoring runs, great, but by that stage they will be 39-40, it''s pushing it a bit and you don''t want to push the envelope too far in an Ashes series. I think it''s a long way off to say these guys are going to be around then," he said. (ANI)