'Australia Aren't That Bad, They Just Played Bad Enough to Lose to India's Second XI' - Ian Healy

Former Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy has launched a scathing assault on the crew that misplaced to an injury-ravaged India within the just-concluded Check collection, accusing it of missing dedication whereas questioning skipper Tim Paine’s management and abilities behind the stumps.

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Down within the dumps after a humiliating defeat in Adelaide the place they made their lowest ever Check rating of 36, India fought again to win in Melbourne and draw the third match in Sydney earlier than pulling off a series-clinching victory on the Gabba.

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“They (Australians) performed with out actual dedication. They weren’t proper within the contest typically sufficient. There weren’t hungry to transform 60 runs to 130 runs with particular person totals,” Healy stated on SEN 1170’s Drive.

“It was a very unusual efficiency by the captain, vice-captain, coach and the teaching workers. Our fielding was hopeless. Two issues I would work with is fielding and perspective… and the remainder will come again.”

The 56-year-old Healy, who saved wickets for Australia in 119 Assessments between 1988 and 1999, was crucial of Paine.

“What I noticed with ‘Painey’ in Sydney and Brisbane was that he mustn’t be coaching laborious sufficient. His wicketkeeping method was off when he saved to Nathan Lyon. I feel his captaincy then suffered as a result of he wasn’t making an attempt sufficient because the captain.

“That then opens it as much as what’s the vice-captain doing? Pat Cummins, the place are your ideas on the sphere? Not a lot innovation in any respect so that actually does should be mentioned why all these individuals in that dressing room missed all that.”

He stated the Australian facet was not that dangerous however the gamers have been “a bit comfortable this summer time”.

“That teaching workers and senior gamers, they should put a finger on why we simply did not play in addition to ought to have and rectify it.

“This crew is not that dangerous. They only performed dangerous sufficient to lose to India’s second XI.”


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