Inverarity believes the Australian players should be training back home
Australia’s head of national selection John Inverarity has revealed that he cannot see how playing in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) will help Australian players get prepared for the upcoming Test series against South Africa in November.
Many of Australia’s key players such as Ben Hilfenhaus, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Starc, Brad Haddin and Pat Cummins are representing their respected teams in the CLT20, but are being closely monitored by Cricket Australia.
The Advertiser quoted Inverarity as saying: “It is anything but an ideal preparation. You just have to do your best but having the Champions League where it is now is not in the best interests of good preparation for the first Test.”
Speaking about Cummins, Inverarity stated that he would not be playing in all three Tests against South Africa due to the recently introduced rotation policy.
“For some time you will not see him play three Tests in a row,” Inverarity added.
Inverarity also noted that Starc’s left arm pace and Peter Siddle’s aggressive mindset would give Australia a good bowling combination.
Inverarity added that Hilfenhaus, Cummins and James Pattinson would be left to battle it out for the final spot on the roster.