Arthur absolves players from blame
Mickey Arthur refused to blame the players after he was sacked as Australia's head coach just 16 days before the start of the Ashes series. Bristol, United Kingdom – Mickey Arthur refused to blame the players after he was sacked as Australia's head coach just 16 days before the start of the Ashes series in England. Arthur, whose Test record in charge of Australia, amounted to 10 wins, six losses and three draws, controversially dropped several players Ävice-captain Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja Ä in India this year after they failed to submit feedback requested by team management.
In tough conditions we were outplayed albeit with a young team. I am pretty convinced we would have got over the line (in a no result washout) against New Zealand.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Independent on Saturday