As you are well aware, I have decided to stand down as chairman of the Australian Selection Panel. By stand down, I mean my contract wasn’t renewed.
I guess I have been rotated out just as I was finding form. That’s the best time to be pushed as I disproved with most of the Australian players over the past few years.
Anyhow, let me take a look at the those that are replacing me.
Rod Marsh – Chairman
Rod is stepping up to take the chair. I’m not sure he’s up to it to be honest.
He was a terrible note taker in our meetings and fought with me when I correctly wanted to stay with Wade ahead of Haddin.
Also, look at his record with the Cricket Academy. Sure, he may have been around when Ricky Ponting went through there, but that is just coincidence. The Academy is practically dead now. Not really a legacy, is it?
Seems Cricket Australia is recycling its crap selectors like England recycle crap coaches.
Sure, Trevor was Chairman back when Australia was king of the world and won all those Tests in a row, but how many T20 games did he win. Not many.
Given his lack of T20 experience, how he is expected to be able to know who is the best proponents of cow corner slogs in the country?
Clearly, he only got the gig because his mate Warney wrote about him in that manifesto.
He wasn’t even the best cricketer in his family.
Will the bookies now know about team selections before the players? Risky choice in my eyes.
Look. He’s the coach. But coaches should coach and let those who studied selecting at university do the selecting.
This is the same stooge that convinced us to pick Ashton Agar. Thank Christ I was there to rotate that smirking underachiever out of the team.