Test legend Ian Chappell believes Australia should put a big red line through Shaun Marsh's name and instead focus on the next generation.
Marsh missed the final two Tests of the recent 2-1 series defeat at the hands of South Africa through a broken finger, and is in line for another recall for the first Test against Pakistan that starts on December 15.
The 33-year-old hasn't been able to cement his spot in the national team since debuting in 2011, but has managed to feature in 19 Tests.
Former Australian players Brendon Julian and Chris Rogers both said on Monday that Marsh should be recalled for the opening Test against Pakistan, but Chappell has other ideas.
“I put a line through Shaun Marsh’s name a while ago,” Chappell said on 5aa radio.
“Crikey, he’s got talent but he plays one (Test) and then misses two, plays one, misses two. You can’t have fellas injured all the time.
“I reckon he’s the sort of fella who loses confidence fairly quickly. Guys who do that tend to have big peaks and large valleys in their batting chart.
“I would have moved on from Marsh, especially with these young guys doing some good stuff.”
Young Queensland opener Matt Renshaw took Marsh's position for the third Test against South Africa in Adelaide, and performed beautifully in Australia's first Test win of the summer.