Tim Paine was selected after seven years. (Getty)
Tim Paine was selected after seven years. (Getty)

Cricket Australia has come under a lot of criticism after they announced the Australian squad for the upcoming Ashes series. While there have been some shocking exits, there have been some exciting new entries as well. The Australian squad comprises of 3 specialist keepers, while the comeback of a certain Tim Paine was painful for the Australian supporters to digest.

Among many harsh criticisms, former Australian cricketers Stuart MacGill and Tom Moody were furious at the unusual team selection.

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Stuart MacGill who has questioned the non-selection of Nevill. He declared that Paine’s selection ahead of Nevill should be the end of the road for the selectors. Nevill was removed, rather controversially from the role a year back, but had recently found support from Adam Gilchrist, Steve Waugh and legendary keeper Ian Healy.

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In multiple tweets he wrote, “How about we pick a player who can do the job he’s selected for. Forget Ferry McFerryface, let’s vote on the idiots that pick the Australian cricket team. If Nevill isn’t being selected because he doesn’t score enough runs then perhaps the Australian captain should remember the day he was first selected for an Ashes series.”

Here is what Tom Moody tweeted on the squad. He hinted from his tweet that he found the squad quite unusual.

By Anshuman Roy