It appears that cricket may well still be a game that builds character, but to be in the Australian team you must not be a character.
Word on the street is that Jason Krezja, the off spinner who took India apart a little over twelve months ago has been pushed back in the pecking order because some senior members of the Australian team didn’t take to him.
Then there is the matter of Stuart Clark who supposedly fell out with Australian coach Tim Neilson during the Ashes series and has resigned himself to not wearing the baggy green as long as Neilson remains coach.
Stuart Macgill or Greg Matthews can testify that being a little different can work against you. But it is interesting to hear this after Australia regularly claims they pick the best players irrespective of personalities.