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Gideon Haigh, writing in The Australian, judges the contrasting selection principles of former selector Andrew Hilditch and the present John Inverarity, concluding that Inverarity's straightforward approach is the better one.
Australia cricket may have not have advanced as far as it likes to think since the Argus review, but in selection terms it seems decidedly better off. Two years ago, Andrew Hilditch's part-time panel was cajoled by Cricket Australia's marketing mavens into showing its hand fully a fortnight before the First Test against England - a hand prosthetically extended to 17 names. The response was richly-deserved ridicule. Inverarity's panel, full time and professional, exude an authority brooking no such external influence.
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