Australia’s Test Cricket Team must be the number point moving forward. Winning World Cups is important but Test Cricket and the values of the treasured Baggy Green must remain the number one aim for Justin Langer’s Australian Test side. Captain Tim Paine holds the highest honour in Australian Cricket currently, captaining the Australian Test side.
The Australian T20 side this week tours Zimbabwe for a tri series with Zimbabwe and Pakistan with all matches played at the Harare Sports Club. It seems to be strange and disappointing time for a tour of this kind. While it’s exciting for young Australian players the truth is that Cricket Australia have canceled a home test series with Bangladesh in August saying “people don’t care for a series with football nearing finals” a very poor excuse in my view by Cricket Australia.
Tim Paine and Soon to be appointed Vice Captain Pat Cummins have a very challenging period ahead for them over the coming months rebuilding the faith in Cricket community and with the Australian public but it’s not just up to the players they need better support from Cricket Australia a organisation who currently are having many questions raised. The lack of promotion around its own players domestically and internationally is a area that the organisation must improve on. The current captain has been let down in my view by his state and now CA they are not doing enough to help there captain. He represents them doing his best in extremely difficult times with Steve Smith and David Warner both making their respective return s to Cricket in the newly formed “Global T20 Canada Tournament”.
Australia havd a brilliant opportunity to build a impressive winning culture with a Test series against Pakistain in October before a 4 test series in Australia in December and January before 2 tests in Brisbane and Canberra against Sri Lanka 2 teams that often struggle with the extra bounce of Australian wickets.