Sunil Gavaskar, the former Indian cricket player, has criticized the Australian selectors for their role in the team's recent struggles. In his column for Sportstar, Gavaskar said that instead of blaming the players, the selectors should be held accountable for their decisions.
Many ex-Australian cricketers have publicly criticized the team's recent performances, including Allan Border and Matthew Hayden. However, Gavaskar believes that the selectors are the real issue.
Gavaskar cited the example of Josh Hazlewood, who was ruled out of the first Test due to injury, and Mitchell Starc, who was not available for the first two Tests. He questioned why the selectors picked these players when they knew they would not be available for half of the series, leaving the team with only 13 players to choose from.
Gavaskar also criticized the selectors' decision to bring in newcomer Matthew Kuhnemann when they already had a similar player in the team. He said that this meant the team management was only picking their 11 from 12 players, which he called "ridiculous."
In conclusion, Gavaskar called on the selectors to resign, even if Australia were to make a comeback and win the next two Tests to level the series. He said that the selectors had a sense of responsibility and should be held accountable for their decisions.