White, Krejza can't win matches for Australia: Matthews

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Sydney, Oct 23 (UNI) Former Australian spinner Greg Matthews said the two spinners in the Australian squad currently touring India, Cameron White and Jason Krejza, are of no good and can hardly win a match for their team especially against India.

The Australian team has found it difficult to cope against the Indian spinners in the Test series, while their own spinners have hardly made an impact on the tour so far.

After the retirement of Shane Warne, Stuart McGill and Brad Hogg, the Australian team has failed to find a replacement for any of their former spinners.

Matthews was reported as saying, ''No disrespect to Jason Krejza, but he's been playing first-class cricket for five years and he still bowls 40(mph) plus and he still has some major league technical deficiencies that if he addressed he would be a better bowler.'' Australia had arrived in India with two spinners - Bryce McGain and Jason Krejza. Leg-spinner McGain was injured during a practice session and the visitors were forced to ask for his replacement.

But Cameron White, who was flown in as McGain's replacement was ineffective in the two Tests that he played against India, while Krejza was battered by the Board President's XI batsmen in the tour game that he played last month.

''Cameron White has done an unbelievably fantastic job to take four wickets for 200-odd (in two matches), and I'm happy for him because he's a member of the brotherhood. He's never going to win you a Test with the rock. Never, ever, ever.

''But you cannot be successful bowling with the (high bowling action) structure that he uses,'' Matthews added .


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