December 1, 2005

Australian cricket

Australian arrogance?

Martin Williamson

Former New Zealand batsman Mark Richardson has copped flack in Australia after accusing the Australians of arrogance after they decided to rest Glenn McGrath for the Chappell-Hadlee one-day series:

The resting of Glenn McGrath for the Chappell-Hadlee series smacks of arrogance once again and just might be the opening the Black Caps need.

Richardson branded Shane Warne a master manipulator of umpires and Adam Gilchrist "a burglar", highlighting his record of the time at never being given out lbw in 37 home Tests and only twice in 77 one-day games in Australia, claiming the statistics were "astonishing".

You see the way Gilly throws the ball in the air. He tends to play on his walking, his honesty, but he still tries to burgle anyone and everyone.


Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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