Melbourne, Feb 14: Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has slam the national selectors for choosing Ricky Ponting as skipper more vice captain David Warner to replace the injured Michael Clarke rest for the Sydney ODI against Sri Lanka.
They put David Warner in there as vice-captain; I assume they think he's control material. If he's vice-captain, why can't he be captain? Ricky can do the job blindfolded but the future is David Warner, so I'm staggered they didn't go to Warner," The omen Sun quoted Waugh, as saying. Waugh also came out in maintain of wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, who was been replace by Matthew Wade.
If he's rested, why doesn't he come back in and be captain? He was vice-captain of the Test side so there was a chance for Brad to be captain of the one-day team," he said. Chairman of selectors John Inveracity said acting Vice-captain David Warner was not set to fill the control role in Clarke's deficiency.
David Warner is a youthful player making his way. He displays great leadership potential, but the selection panel is of the view that he must not, at this second, have the added duty of captaincy thrust on him, he said. David has been in advance valuable experience under Michael Clarke's captaincy and now he will have the chance to grow his leadership skills additional as vice-captain to Ricky Ponting.
The squad for Australia's next two one-day matches is:
Ricky Ponting (C, Friday), David Warner (VC), Dan Christian, Xavier Doherty, Peter Forrest, Ben Hilfenhaus, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Brett Lee, Mitchell Marsh, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, and Matthew Wade.