World Twenty20: Will it be sixth verse, same as the first for Australia?

Shane Watson's form incline means he probably should open with David Warner at the WT20. Image: ABC Grandstand

Shane Watson’s form incline means he probably should open with David Warner at the WT20. Image: ABC Grandstand

The Roar: If the definition of insanity really is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result each time, then the Australian selectors have shown that when it comes to Twenty20 strategies and game plans, they’re properly certifiable.

And unless there’s a rapid rethink of current selection and strategies for the sixth edition of the WT20 kicking off in March, it’s hard to see how Australia’s consistently inconsistent record in the tournament will improve.

The selectors ignored a number of batting options in bringing the squad together for the three matches against India, preferring to pin all hopes on long hitters. Even knowing that India were going to bowl spin for at least 40% of the innings, footwork and subtlety was eschewed for fence-clearing and POW-WER!

The penny has to drop some time, surely…

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