Brad Hogg calls for improvement in Australia setup


Former wrist-spinner Brad Hogg has admitted that Australian cricket has fallen again during the last decade.

Sides like England and India have revamped all codecs of the sport and Hogg feels Australia must step as much as go toe-to-toe with such groups.

Hogg acknowledged that Australia’s academy has been the largest contributing issue to their success in World Cups and needs to see a change to convey up expertise like India and England have executed in the latest previous.

The five-time world champions have been removed from favorites to win the just lately concluded T20 World Cup in the UAE, however managed to peak on the proper time.

While talking on his YouTube channel, Hogg stated:

“The last 5-8 years, it has not exactly gone to plan, we have rested on the laurels a bit. A few nations have caught up with us, Australia still have a lot to work to do. India have set the bar when it comes to playing in ODI, Tests and even T20s. They were unlucky in this particular tournament.

“Academy has been Australia’s greatest purpose behind the success, you may see it with England and India have executed the identical with their academy with Rahul Dravid. Pant, Gill, Shaw are all coming by means of.”

Australia came into the World Cup on the back of four consecutive series losses in T20Is. They will defend their title at home next year.

Lot of things for Australia to resolve: Hogg

Hogg enlisted aggression at the top, Finch’s form, Steve Smith’s future in T20s and the ensuing No. 4 conundrum as prime areas of improvement for Australia.

Aaron Finch and Steve Smith struggled throughout the course of the tournament and as a result, are in danger of losing their spot in the playing XI. Hogg added:

“Lot of issues for Australia to resolve by the point the following T20 World Cup comes round. Need extra aggressive batsmen. Hopefully Finch finds his kind, his place in the group is below the radar.

“Apart from aggression at the top by one of the openers, No.4 is also an area of concern. Have to assess whether Steve Smith is a good for T20 or not. That’s where Josh Inglis might come in.”

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Australia received their first T20 World Cup on Sunday after developing brief on a number of events in the previous. They got here closest in 2010 however misplaced to arch-rivals England in the ultimate.

Edited by Arjun Panchadar

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