Stuart MacGill backs dropped Casson

September 13th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) Australian leg spinner Stuart MacGill always maintained that he was a victim of wrong selection policy and now he has come forward to provide some solace to axed young spinner Beau Casson. MacGill insisted that left-arm spinner Casson, who was not selected for the four-match Test series in India next month, will lead Australia’s spin attack in the years to come.

Casson made an impressive debut in the West Indies but still the selectors decided to go for uncapped spinners Bryce McGain and Jason Krejza for the spinning Indian tracks.

“I probably suffered in a very similar way. I am uncomfortable with the general assumption that offies are better suited than leggies in India. It was frustrating for me, because I never found out how I would go, and I assume it’s the same for Beau now. Everybody hates being put in a box,” MacGill was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Though surprised at Casson’s omission, MacGill complimented McGain and Krejza for their selection.

“I’m very please for Bryce, because this should have been his second tour. If I had known that by the middle of the (West Indies) tour I would be impeded by injuries and have to pull out mid-series, I would never have gone. He’s worked his arse off for this,” he said.

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