SYDNEY: Australia Managers have always been ruthless when it comes to shaking up squads for major tournaments and the Twenty20 squad are set for an overhaul after their World Cup exit at home, former fly-half Matthew Hayden said on Tuesday. .
Australia’s title defense crumbled at the Super 12 stage as Aaron Finch’s side missed out on the semi-finals after finishing behind New Zealand and England in Group 1.
Hayden said coaches had to make tough decisions, as they did with the one-day squad ahead of the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.
“There has to be some freshness,” Hayden, who works as a batting consultant with the Pakistani team, told a news conference.
“One of the great strengths of Australian cricket has been its ability to recognize when to move that equipment to a different roster.
“Much like Mark Waugh giving way to someone like me after the World Cup campaigns, he was always quite ruthless in the build-up to the next World Cup.
Australia’s 15-man squad included nine players in their 30s, with Finch (35) and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade (34) unlikely to be there for the upcoming T20 World Cup co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States. United States in 2024.
“Certainly from an Australian cricketing perspective there needs to be planning for the World Cups,” Hayden said.
“These are the premium events. These are the events that everyone around the world is planning and Australia, unfortunately, just didn’t quite get it.”



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