Struggling Australia going the 'mighty' West Indies' way, says former selector

Benaud said Australia could take a leaf out of England's book while revamping the system. Similar was the opinion of former batsman Damien Martyn.

updated: March 11, 2013 10:36 IST
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Melbourne: Former selector John Benaud feels the national cricket team's continuing decline is similar to the one endured by the mighty West Indies, blaming it on complacency during the period of domination.

"We are like the West Indies, we got comfortable whacking everyone and lost sight of the grassroots and the importance of bring the next generation through," Benaud told 'The Daily Telegraph'.

"Unfortunately, we got complacent and now it's biting us on the bum," he added.

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