Quite a few events have taken place over the last few days in the Australian cricket scene.
Most importantly is the upsetting news that Craig McDermott has quit as Australia’s bowling coach. It’s a huge loss after the terrific work he did with the bowlers. He focused on the fundamentals, redeveloped the foundation for our bowlers and then built things up by focusing on each and every bowlers core skills and how they could execute their abilities as a team. The results show.
He’s been given plenty of public support from the players and I wish him all the best as he has clearly done a brilliant job. Cricket Australia has a huge void to fill!
The reason given for Craig’s departure was purely due to the demands of touring and the overall work schedule which was affecting his family commitments. Family comes first in life and if you have the opportunity to walk away feeling you’ve done a damn good job at what your were doing and can afford the chance to have some time out, go for it.
It interesting though as I figured with his knowledge having played cricket (although in a different era) he would know the demands and that the support staff share the same demands as the players. In any case his decision has been made.
For more information regarding his departure, here’s the official article at Cricket Australia: Click here.
Read the rest of the article on Australia ODI squad selection here.