Possibly the first time I'm in total agreement with the GB captain.
I think that for the foreseeable future Team GB needs to gamble on a strategy of two specialist singles players and a specialist doubles duo.
Singles - obviously we'd be hoping that Muzza will play more ties in the future and, assuming we win promotion next weekend, it would be in his interest to play more anyway (Group I singles would be more competitive for him). Ward has set himself clearly above the rest of the Britons, and should be automatically selected unless his position is under clear threat.
Doubles - always nervy to rely on a specialist doubles duo, especially when neither guy could realistically win a live singles if called upon. However, if they can combat nerves, Fleming and Hutchins are not a bad partnership, and they proved that at the US Open. I'm a little bit concerned about their returning, but they can serve and attack well.
As much as I think Jamie Murray is a good bloke, I have been unimpressed by his game over the last few years and it was the correct decision to leave him out of this tie (and hopefully future ones unless he improves drastically). He was terrible against Tunisia, and there are several clear weaknesses in his game that can be too easily exploited.
The preferred approach would be to have two specialist singles players, a specalist doubles player and a wildcard player capable of playing either discipline (e.g. a Goodall), but unfortunately our current extreme lack of depth will prevent us from selecting such a squad for at least the next few years. Here's hoping that Golding, Morgan, Broady etc will translate their extraordinary success from juniors onto the pro tour.