Don't disagree that Symonds stuffed up, after all this is the modern professional era not the days of Chappell and walters where the twelth man was sent back to the hotel to wake Dougy up because he was next in during a tour of South Africa. Oh and he went on to make a ton.He's definitely right to pay out on Symonds though, ffs rocking up pissed to play for Australia..
Not many do (in cricket circles anyway). Most of the Blackcaps didn't like him when he was over here in management..Well Macgill also obviously doesn't think much of Buchanan, lol.
Yes it was not really the job for Buchanan to pull the team together. Don't get me wrong, as good a team as it was that would only have made the job that much harder but Steve Waugh was a very tough task master and was able to keep Warne in his box, even MacGill didn't like Waugh but had to suck it up he was a tyrant and that was required. Punter was respected by his team and that carried him but not quite with the success but when Clarke came in the wheels fell off and there was no respect for the captain. Discipline fell to pieces and without doubt the ship was righted by Boof. So different time different needs, i hope Smith proves to be a very tough Captain in the Border mould, Australian cricket needs it right now.Not many do (in cricket circles anyway). Most of the Blackcaps didn't like him when he was over here in management..
He may come back, depends how he goes with Western Suburbs. No chance of him playing T20I's as he has struggled at that level. He may come back and play T20/one-day cricket as a freelance player and possibly play some cricket with New South Wales.