Nathan Coulter-Nile laments poor communication over his omission from the ODI squad
Coulter-Nile bowled well in the latest BBL game for the Scorchers.
Updated - Jan 5, 2019 7:13 pm
India and Australia will be locking horns in the three-match ODI series soon after the ongoing fourth Test. The hosts named a squad for the same on Friday as the selectors dropped a few bombshells which have left many stunned. They axed the likes of D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn and Ashton Agar who looked set to be part of their World Cup plans while Nathan Coulter-Nile also missed out as the back injury was stated as the reason for the same.
However, the fast bowler is disappointed with him not being picked for the ODI leg of the tour. Ahead of the Big Bash League (BBL) game for the Perth Scorchers, the cricketer clarified that he was yet to undergo the scans when the team was picked. Moreover, Coulter-Nile also went on to say that the reports are absolutely clear.
“I think it was communicated to me really poorly. In fairness I hadn’t had a (back) scan yet, the scan ended up being all clear so I’m looking forward to (the game) tonight,” he was quoted as saying by ABC Grandstand.
Earlier, the chief selector Trevor Hohns, while addressing the reporters during the squad announcement, had said that Nathan Coulter-Nile is carrying a sore back which was the reason he wasn’t picked. With the latest comments from the bowler, it seems that there are some real issues in the Australian cricket at the moment which need to be sorted very soon ahead of the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Coulter-Nile has proved his fitness once again with a brilliant spell for the Scorchers on Saturday against the Brisbane Heat. He scalped three wickets in his four-over spell while defending a mediocre total on the board and went for only 25 runs. It remains to be seen now if the selectors will reconsider him for the ODI side or the 31-year-old needs to make do with playing in the BBL itself.