Former Australia World Cup-winning captain Steve Waugh feels that due to a hectic schedule of cricket the fans have been overdosed hence leading to a poor turnout for the Australia-England ODI series days after the completion of the T20 World Cup.
He also called the recently concluded series insignificant. Australia will next face the West Indies in a two-match test series starting on Wednesday at home. Waugh said that the fans will find it difficult to keep up with the cricket that is currently going on.
Waugh said on SEN’s Saturday Morning Mowers Club show, “There’s a lot of cricket it’s hard to follow, as a spectator its very hard to keep up with it. The three one-dayers against England seemed a bit insignificant really, I mean what were they playing for? There wasn’t a big crowd, I think the public has almost overdosed on cricket.”
“For fans, its hard to make a connection” – Steve Waugh
Waugh stated that the Aussies should have some consistency in their squad of players given that the world cup is next year in India. The team seems to be playing with a different set of players in each series.
“You want the special series to be iconic like the Ashes or against England, it’s hard to follow the Australian side because every time they play they have a different team on the field. For the fans and spectators, it is hard to make a connection because you’re not sure who is playing, I don’t know whether it’s anyone’s fault but you need that consistency in the Australian side.
“You want to know who’s in the squad every game, you want to be following it closely and it’s really hard to do that right now,” he concluded.