Peter Badel, a Sports columnist has thrashed the Australian Test team’s performance during their humiliating 4-0 defeat againstIndia, blaming every player barring captain Michael Clarke and off spinner Nathan Lyon, for their horrific performances.
Badel gave a 4.5 rating (out of ten) to the opener David Warner, whereas his partner in opening, who had performed slightly better than him during the tests was given 5 ,the herald sun reports.
Phil Hughes, who had a dreadful start to the Test series, was given a 4 points rating, while vice-captain Shane Watson, who was suspended from the Mohali Test for a disciplinary breach, was given a 2 points rating for his horror show in the series.
The Captain – Clarke, who scored the best amongst the team during the tests despite playing one less Test match and their only player to score a century in the tests, was given the highest 7 point rating by the Australian journalist.
Wicket keeper Mathew Wade did receive a 4 rating despite of him missing out of the Mohali Test with an Ankle injury.
All rounder Steven Smith, who was derided, got a chance to prove his worth in the Mohali Test after the famous sacking of four players and also performed well in batting but failed to impress from his bowling and he was given a rating of 5.5.
Another all rounder Moises Henriques was given a 4.5 points rating while fast bowler Mitchell Starc received a 4 points ratings.
Fast bowler Peter Siddle, who did some impressive work with both bat and bowl got an impressive rating points of 6.6.
Another quick James Pattinson was also lauded despite getting sacked from Mohali Test over disciplinary breach and he got 6 points rating.
Off spinner Lyon, who responded wonderfully to his harsh axing for the second Test, claiming a career-best 7-94 in the fourth Test and finishing as Australia’s leading wicket-taker with 15, was a given a 7 points rating.
Meanwhile his fellow spinner Xavier Doherty was given a mere 3 points rating whereas wicket keeper Brad Haddin and fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, who played in a single game, were given 1 point rating.