Melbourne, Nov 3: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that the Argus Review, commissioned by Cricket Australia (CA), was a complete waste of time as the board added another layer to already complicated layers of management.
According to The Age, Chappell believes that there are two many people around captain Michael Clarke, who need to told to ‘get stuffed’, adding that the Argus Review is not producing the batsmen that Australia needs.
Meanwhile, Chappell has said that leaving ODI captain George Bailey out of the first Test of the winter Ashes series is the correct move for Australian selectors, despite Bailey’s mountain of runs in one-day cricket.
Chappell called for Australian selectors to ignore the clamouring from Cricket Australia (CA) and a public that are desperate for victory over England and choose a combination that gives the side their best chance of winning.
Chappell said that a selector has to look past the number of runs and see the batsmanship, adding that Bailey is a batsman who is restricted through the cover region, can be stifled by good spinners and is troubled by well-directed short-pitched bowling. (ANI)