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All pace attack recipe for disaster says Aussie leg-spinner McGain

Australian leg-spinner Bryce McGain has criticized the Australian team's game plan of an all pace attack, saying that the selectors need to consider a change.

Australia's all pace attack has recently lost Test matches against India, New Zealand, South Africa and a modest England side during the Ashes series.

"People realise wrist spinners win matches. Australia have looked at their pace attack as their major weapon going into their last four series and they have lost three of them," The Australian quoted McGain, as saying.They are the facts. If they keep going with the same formula, maybe it won't be that successful. Maybe they need to look at different options. If that is me or the other spinners around, Australia need to consider what the best make-up of the team is," he added.

McGain further said that though Australia has been looking for an apt replacement for Shane Warne, who retired last year, they have not supported any spin bowler. He also highlighted how bowlers like Stuart MacGill, Beau Casson, Cameron White, Jason Krejza and Nathan Hauritz were used in patches.

"They have been unsure and I guess they have realised that that is unsettling. A player needs to have a couple of games, have a good run -- (be told) 'We're going to back you here'. That has happened to Hauritz now," McGain said.

"In the Ashes the plan was to back our quicks to take 20 wickets and that hasn't been a successful formula in the last four series. We have good strike bowlers, don't get me wrong, they are great fast bowlers, but you do need a match-winning option who is going to bowl spin," he added.
source: cricket.yahoo.com

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