‘Be patient with Australian spinners’ – Saqlain
Saqlain Mushtaq believes Australia’s selectors could ease the team’s spin woes simply by showing more faith in the slow bowlers. Saqlain, the renowned Pakistan offspinner, is in Brisbane for Cricket Australia’s annual “spin week”, a summit at the Centre of Excellence where tweakers from around the country have converged for special training.
Australia does not have a full-time travelling spin coach – John Davison helps the slow men at the Centre of Excellence – and Saqlain has been brought in as a consultant for the event. One of the bowlers working with Saqlain this week is Jason Krejza, who conceded he was a “mental case” after being dropped from the Test team in late 2008.