Shane Watson says “the cruisy ride” is over for national selectors following Australia’s failed T20 World Cup defence, labelling the decision to drop Mitchell Starc for the final pool game as “very bizarre”.
Australia missed out on a spot in the semis after they finished behind New Zealand and England in their group, paying the price for a blowout loss to the Kiwis in the tournament opener.
The tournament hosts finished level on points with their rivals but missed out on net run rate after they failed to put teams like Ireland and Afghanistan to the sword when they had the chance.
“It is disappointing, there’s no question,” Watson said of Australia’s World Cup defence.
“I had really high hopes and expectations for the Australians after they were able to…