Mind what you say
"As we know it only takes an injury. Who knows, one of the guys might roll their ankle on a ball when we first arrive. I'm sure Stuey will be the first to be called up then.:: Ricky Ponting about Stuart Clark's omission from the Australian World Cup squad
Brett Lee might be wishing Ricky Ponting hadn't said that, for the Aussies barely set feet on New Zealand soil, let along the Caribbean, and the "prophecy" seems to be coming true. Brett Lee didn't slip on a ball, McGrath-style, but he's joined Symonds on the stretchers, with Ponting and Clarke themselves under injury cloud.
It's a bad time for the Aussies who are being hit badly with 4 losses in 5 games (with the win being a very nasty shave). Where has all the talk about the mighty and seamless replacements gone now? Everyone is susceptible, and selfishly speaking, I'm glad that the events of the last week have thrown open the World Cup.