Need to restore Australian cricket's credibility
The captain needs to reassess his leadership skill-set, says Lavelette. Initially, my bleary brain was unable to disseminate the information. Wait, what? Sure, Australian cricket is mired in mediocrity.
But with the Ashes less than a month away, my jaw dropped at the realisation Arthur's reign was over. How can this team possibly recuperate in such a short span? It seems unfathomable that Australia can regain the Ashes.
Australia's on-field performances haven't been too dreadful. Sure, they were humbled in India, but that was not unexpected.
Their Champions Trophy campaign was inglorious but 50-over cricket is caught in an unpredictable cycle. It is the off-field chaos that has prematurely ended Arthur's tenure.
Ironically, I believe Arthur's stature became shaky during his now infamous "line in the sand moment" spiel in the wake of the 'homeworkgate' scandal during Australia's disastrous tour of India. It was an opportune moment for Arthur to stamp himself as a disciplinarian intent on fostering a professional culture.
He needed to eradicate the selfish players who had been plaguing the team.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CricBuzz