The former Test bowler, Jason Gillespie reveals his ambition to become chief selector in Cricket Australia setup. The flamboyant cricketer had the finest career as the fast bowler and also served as the coach as well. However, the lanky fast bowler feels being a selector is a challenging task, which he would love to cherish.
The chief coach of Sussex has garnered a big name to himself after shouldering Adelaide Strikers to the title victory in the Big Bash League. Further, he also pushed Yorkshire to win back-to-back Division One crown in 2014 and 2015.
You can’t underestimate the selector role – Jason Gillespie
The former Australian feels it would be a tough task for the selectors to pick the right player for the limited-overs format. He wants to embrace those challenges by bringing in the right players for the right forms of the game.
Further, he also cited the selectors should take care of the form before naming players on the paper. So far, Gillespie is only on the field helping the youngsters but haven’t entered into the selection panel even in domestic circuit as well.
”I’d certainly love to be involved in selection at some point in the future. It’s certainly a challenging role and it’s not to be underestimated how challenging it is. You only have to look at recent times. With the 50-over domestic one-day competition in Australia played very early in the season,” Jason Gillespie quoted to Cricket.com.au.
‘And then players are being selected almost on the back of Big Bash form. Because, it’s hard for the selectors to judge how a player is going in 50-over cricket when there hasn’t been 50-over cricket played for four or five months. That’s just one of many challenges that selectors have to go through,” he added to his lines.
However, it would be interesting to see whether Cricket Australia would consider Jason Gillespie’s ambition to be in the selection panel. Currently, Cricket Australia is facing a lot of issues within the circuit.