Aussies to discuss lingering issues of Sydney Test

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Perth, Jan 13 (UNI) Australia coach Tim Nielsen said the Aussie team will sit together and discuss the issues that marred the last Test against India at Sydney.

Nielsen agreed that the controversies has had some affect on the players and the team will discuss every aspect of the match before it takes on the field next time.

Nielsen was quoted as saying by AAP, ''How it has affected different players in the group will be interesting to see.

''We've had a nice break, we've had a chance to get away and process all the stuff that has been going on individually.'' He added that the record of 17 consecutive wins is on the mind of players but before it they would prefer to sort out things that brought Aussie players under severe criticism.

''We'll sit down as a group and see how each bloke has been affected by it and how they perceive it and make sure we have a pretty clear idea about how we want to go about it as we go forward individually and as a group.

''We won't start to do too much cricket until we get those things done. We need to make sure we are switched on come tomorrow morning.'' Nielsen expects that the lingering issues from Sydney Test would settle down once the two captains, Ponting and Kumble, sit together.

''Ricky has carried the can for us as far as having to front the press regularly and deal with these issues as captain,'' Nielsen said.

''Ideally, we can sit down with him now and offer him some support and work through this as a group,'' he added.

Nielson, however, dismissed all criticisms which said that the Aussies have tarnished the image of the game saying that they play the game hard but it is always fair.

''In those 50-50 calls, there is too much for our players to lose by being anything but honest,'' he remarked.

''If they start playing with those sorts of things, they start degrading what 120 years of Test cricket has done for us.'' UNI XC RAR RKM BST1618

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