The recent test series between Sri Lanka and Australia has been a serious embarrassment for the Kangaroos. It is a well-known fact that Australia’s record in the subcontinent was completely below par and that was obvious. Despite all the lows in Asia, pundits expected the Kangaroos to emerge victorious in their test series against a demotivated Sri Lankan side that had just been annihilated in England.
After three weeks, what remains is just misery for the Australians. Rather than improving their record in Asia, the Kangaroos returned with humiliation after a 0-3 whitewash. The batting, barring the exception of a batsman or two, was a mere joke as none of the batsmen seemed good enough even against mediocre spin bowling.
After this low, former Australian batsman David Hussey picked his best Aussie players of spin and mentioned the names that could be tried for Australia’s next visit to this part of the globe.”There’s Cameron Bancroft from Western Australia, who scored a big hundred in India playing for Australia A in 2015,” said Hussey. “There’s also Victoria’s Peter Handscomb and Marcus Stoinis, who are very good players of spin as well.”And Travis Head from South Australia is another – they’re all very good players of spin.”
“I’m not saying they should take the whole middle order out, or both opening spots, but the batsmen mentioned should at least be thought about and possibly taken on tour as well. “We have to do something – we’ve lost nine matches in a row on the subcontinent now,” Hussey further added, speculating news about potential replacements.
“I think time’s up; we have to do something radical. Our batsmen need to figure out a plan to try to score runs or try to stop the good balls hitting our stumps or hitting our pads in order to win games of cricket over there.” “The conditions are foreign to us. I remember playing over there, and I’m regarded as a decent player of spin, and I found it very, very hard,” he added.