Australia vs India 2018-19: Nathan Coulter-Nile Slams Australian Selectors Over Poorly Communicated Non-Selection
A disappointed Nathan Coulter-Nile claims he doesn’t understand why he missed out of Australia’s three-match One-day International series against Indian National Cricket team. Meanwhile, the selectors left out Coulter-Nile as he missed out on an opportunity to push his claims for the ICC World Cup in England. Moreover, the selectors also decided to rest the Australian pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood.
Chief selector Trevor Hohns said in a press release when they name the squad weren’t ready to risk him, citing some lower-back soreness. But Nathan Coulter-Nile said he’d only told coach Justin Langer he had a sore back, and that he hadn’t yet had a scan when they announced the squad.
“I didn’t take it the best to be honest. The selectors communicated to me really poorly,” Coulter-Nile told ABC Grandstand.
“I won’t go into it but I don’t think soreness is any excuse for not playing cricket. In fairness, I hadn’t had a (back) scan yet, I had back soreness and back history, so I had a scan to see what was wrong. I had one when I got home and it was also clear so I’m looking forward to playing for the Scorchers and getting out there,” he added.
Nathan Coulter-Nile comments come as Australian Cricketers Association President Greg Dyer indicated players believed there were communication issues around selections.
“The implication is it’s not as full (the communication) as it used to be,” Dyer told SEN Radio. “I think from time to time we hear disquiet around the logic behind particular selections,” he added.
Meanwhile, Coulter-Nile is currently plying his trade for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League.