Sacking of Watson and co. by Arthur could be a masterstroke: John Buchanan

The former coach said Australia's recent selection methods and the rotation policy might be creating a lot of uncertainty in the team. Buchanan, however, feels that with the Ashes in England just about four months away, the Aussies have run out of time to have structural stability, which would be required to upset the English at their home turf.

updated: March 17, 2013 18:27 IST
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Melbourne, Australia: Former Australia coach John Buchanan believes that the sacking of four players was a hardline strategy, which could either make Mickey Arthur an Ashes hero or finish his career as an Aussie coach.

"At this point it could be a masterstroke or it could be the reverse and I don't think it will be anywhere in between," he said.

"There is a very clear message there. Whether that is the right message or whether it has been delivered or arrived at correctly will show in terms of whether it brings about a change in the way this Australian group gel together or signify an end to what has been going on before.

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