I'm in no way suggesting he is a bad bowler. Tim Southee is without a doubt one of the finest fast bowling prospects in world cricket. However, in tests, he has really lost his edge. A bowling average above 40 is just dreadful. Until he can sort out his issues with form, he shouldn't be playing the premier format of the game. I have no doubt he will be back, and probably a better bowler. Dropping him though could be the best thing possible for his career, because it shows him he cannot expect to be picked on reputation alone.