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If Shane Warne had his way, Australia's selection panel would comprise Rod Marsh, Mark Waugh, Damian Martyn and Glenn McGrath; and Mark Taylor, Stephen Fleming, Ian Chappell, Michael Bevan/Michael Hussey, Darren Lehmann and Merv Hughes/Bruce Reid would run the ship.
A simple criteria is pick your best team and stick with it in all forms, then the players get used playing together and being with one another on tour, you get to know the person, too much chopping and changing leads to insecurity, players then start to look out for themselves and over their shoulder, this breeds selfishness. It's also why rotation and resting players will never work. I believe the players should be united, take ownership of this, it's a very powerful and strong message to send to CA if the players message is "I do not want to be rested or rotated I want to play every game, if I don't perform drop me". If this decision comes from the players then CA have to respect that and follow suit on selection accordingly, this will then mean someone is accountable ... The team should be selected first, not the captain, the captain will be chosen from the team selected.
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