Spin legend Shane Warne on Friday criticized the Australian team picked for the three-match ODI series against India, terming the selections ridiculous and senseless for not keeping in mind the upcoming World Cup.
Australia named a revamped 14-member squad, including veteran pacer Usman Khwaja, Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon.
“Just saw the Australia ODI squad that was announced & was absolutely staggered at some of the players that were left out & some of the inclusions – they don’t make any sense whatsoever. These ridiculous picks should stop altogether kinds of Australian cricket – finish off!” Warne tweeted.
“I cannot believe that D’Arcy Short has been omitted of the aspect. I don’t know what he’s done wrong. He will bowl and his batting at the highest is dynamic. He’s in terrific type, and he and Finch make an awesome partnership at the top,” Warne said to the news channel.
Warne insisted that the proper combination of players ought to be selected keeping in mind the conditions the aspect can face in European country throughout the planet Cup in May-June this year. “When you are selecting this team you would like to seem at some players you’re inquisitive about, but you’ve also got to look at those players with the World Cup in mind and therefore the conditions you are going to possess in England,” he said.
“Those conditions are attending to be flat wickets which will most likely spin a touch, so you need clever bowlers and you need some bowlers with pace. And they’re little grounds. So a combination of power hit and folks that may bat time; you would like that right combination.”
Warne was additionally important of pacer Peter Handscomb’s treatment by Cricket Australia.
Handscomb was dropped for the Boxing Day Test after scoring 68 runs at 17 across his 1st four innings of the series before being brought back for the fourth and final test.
“To say you haven’t got a technique that’s good enough for international cricket and you’re dropped, just like last year, and then you put him back in again a week later. It doesn’t make any sense,” Warne said.