India vs Australia: Visitors' selector Mark Waugh says Indian tour is way too long

Australian selector Mark Waugh has lamented the length of the team's limited-overs tour of India.

PTI, October 12, 2017

Hyderabad: Australian selector Mark Waugh has lamented the length of the team's limited-overs tour of India.

Readying to play their final T20 International on Friday, Australia's limited-overs tour started with the first ODI on 17 September. The sojourn comprised five One- dayers and three T20 Internationals.

File picture of Mark Waugh. Getty

File image of Mark Waugh. Getty Images

Former batsman Waugh, who's travelling India with the side, would have preferred players have more time off with the Ashes around the corner.

"It's got to be said, it's not an ideal time to be away from Australia," Waugh told Sky Sports Radio on Thursday.

"This series has been a bit spread out. It would have been better probably if it was a week or two shorter."

The retired batting great said the early departures from the subcontinent of captain Steve Smith and fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins were a blessing.

"Once they get home, they'll have a little break then they'll be back focused on red ball cricket, then the Ashes," Waugh said.

"The players are pretty much used to it; it's probably more the travelling, flying around.

"This one-day tournament and T20 tournament has been to about eight different places, so there's been a lot of travel. But I think they're coping pretty well.

Updated Date: Oct 12, 2017

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114