Former England captain and renowned commentator Michael Vaughan has questioned the selection of Fawad Alam in place of Shadab Khan. The committee tried spinners like Jason Krejza, Jon Holland, Nathan Hauritz, Xavier Doherty, and Steve O’ Keefe. "I wouldn't have cared if it was the fastest wicket in the world. "I probably went a season too long with my body. An XI of Australian spinners since Shane Warne's retirement Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Bruce Wayne, Jul 25, 2013. Certainly Krejza was better aware of the challenge the batsmen presented to him. he said. "With time and given the opportunity, we will see a real Test player coming out of him,'' he said. By early 2006 he was good enough to scoop six wickets, claiming Justin Langer in each innings as Western Australia beat New South Wales at the SCG. I didn't bowl that quickly, I was only around the 80-85kph mark. Not wanting to be boring is a common desire for young adults, and it was only ever going to be made more intense by a lack of chances to get into a bowling rhythm on surfaces that suited him. Krejza last played representative cricket in early 2013 and has been on the sidelines since. Early days: Krejza, with a full head of hair, in a 2004 ING Cup game for New South Wales against Tasmania, who he would go on to play for Staggeringly, by the time Krejza went to India in 2008, following MacGill's shock retirement earlier that year in the West Indies, he had only bowled in the fourth innings of a first-class match four times. India's leading spin pair of Harbhajan and Anil Kumble have 907 Test victims between them; McGain and Krejza's joint total is zero.My question is : Out of Bryce McGain and Jason Krejza, whose career will be destroyed first ? Jason Krejza What is the Australian public supposed to think of this talented and almost unheralded cricketer. So he might take one wicket in the top five and then as soon as eight to 11 were in, he'd come on and end up taking three or four. A brief look at various spinners who played for Australia post Shane Warne's retirement and how their careers panned out I talked to Pup and he said, 'Go talk to Punter.' Get picked for Australia A. As part of the Australia A group that took part in something of a pre-tour, Krejza was picked for only one game, a rain-ruined fixture in Hyderabad, where he did not bowl a single ball. Krejza played two Tests and and eight One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for Australia. Glenn Maxwell Ask anyone why Maxwell has not played more Test cricket and fingers will be pointed at his ability to weather storms of short-pitched bowling. Curiously it was Ponting who both consoled and cajoled him, insisting that Krejza push for better explanations as to why he was not playing. "The wind would be going really strong as I'm about to bowl the ball and then it would stop, so I'd start the ball on off stump and it wouldn't drift, but then the next ball would drift big and go outside off stump, because the wind would just blow it outside off stump. History records that Australia lost in Melbourne, won a dead Test in Sydney, and then defeated South Africa on their home soil in early 2009 without even choosing a spin bowler in the XI. Jason Krejza, the former Australia off-spinner, has announced his retirement from cricket. He is going to have to work hard to become a containing bowler.". ", Colin Miller, a wise voice on spin in Australia, gave a glowing but reasoned assessment. Australia have called up an off-spinner called Jason Krejza as support for Bryce McGain in the upcoming Test series against India. Interestingly, it is exactly six years since the day Krejza got that remarkable feat of eight wickets in the first innings against India in Nagpur. "He was saying, 'What was that, why were you bowling so negative?' I bowled so much from the start of the tour until I played that I was almost tired of bowling, and I tried to take as much information as possible to make sure I was ready. Australia is a country with no dearth of talent in cricket. His retirement from International Cricket left a gap in the bowling department. "I think [Ponting] was under a lot of pressure [during the 2011 World Cup], because I've been captained by him at other levels, particularly in state cricket, and it was nothing like this" While neither Nielsen nor Ponting were selectors, these words were to prove empty when South Africa pulled off their record fourth-innings chase. Trent Copeland A tinder-dry Galle surface was hardly the most helpful pitch to debut on, but he acquitted himself decently in what is still Australia's most recent Test series victory in Asia. "Now it's a matter of learning how to use those skills and when to use them. Occasionally Krejza will cross paths with fellow Australian slow bowlers who went through the spin cycle of the time. Ankle injury in Adelaide. "I can see him playing for the next ten years if he can keep his life in order and handle all the expectations,'' Miller told the Courier-Mail a few days after the Nagpur Test ended. The most recent addition to that list was Jason Krejza, whose brief international career included two Tests, a World Cup and the wickets of Rahul … He has been under pressure at times with the ball but he just keeps running in and doing the things we asked of him, trying to get the ball up into the breeze. Even McGain (who we won’t say a word against ) will be a debutant. ... With Anil Kumble's retirement, Harbhajan now … He will now be head coach at Elite Cricket in Sydney. 1 for 200-odd in 49 overs. He's become one of the best spinners on the planet," Krejza says. It was all about pressure, pressure, pressure, and just bowling dots. Noting the shape of the shot and the firm hands of the batsman, Krejza wanted the fielder moved. That's where I figured out that I needed a lot of bowling, because it just became easier and easier. Fin. Jason Krejza - WikiMili I didn't often get long spells, but it was always to attack. Krejza last played representative cricket in early 2013 and has been on the sidelines since. Krejza turns out for the Tasmania Tigers in 2010-11, the season before the Twenty20 Big Bash turned into a franchise tournament Sometimes, in between coaching juniors, when catching a glimpse of some old footage, or perhaps thanks to an interview, Jason Krejza allows himself to remember the hectic couple of months when he was Australia's next spin bowling hope. "I remember telling Brett - we'd hang out a lot - and he just said, 'No way mate, you wouldn't be dropped now, that's way too quick, stop joking around', and just wouldn't believe me until I showed him my phone. "I remember going into the change rooms and saying to Tim Nielsen, 'Punter's not listening to me,'" Krejza says, "and he said, 'I don't know mate, you've got to go and talk to him.' A freak two-wicket burst from debutant Jason Krejza before lunch after being hammered around the newly build VCA Jamtha stadium was not enough to slow down Tendulkar (62 not out), who reached his 52nd half-century with his typically classy strokeplay. (I’ve had) seven hip operations, seven knee operations and I had shin splints in both shins as well. Alam, 34, made a comeback into the … And it just didn't happen.". Life for Australian cricket has been difficult since 2007. Krejza was left to cool his heels until the series decider, in Nagpur, where he turned heads as well as the ball, taking 12 for 358. He can attack. Twelve wickets including an otherworldly one: VVS Laxman bowled. One more Australia A tour. "I spent a lot of time with Nathan when he was just taking over, and he fully deserved it - I'd never take anything away from him. I'd bowl a few overs to try get a wicket before lunch and tea and then, sometimes, if it was really spinning, I'd bowl a few more overs. ... with his place taken by Jason Krejza … He also works in school and private junior coaching. Get picked for Australia. I wish I'd had someone when I was younger telling me about the different modes of bowling, but because I spun the ball and had overspin, it was always to attack, and that was my strong suit.". There's feeling nervous, there's what people do to debutants - they really get stuck into them. Ever since then Australia has been trying to get back on track with a spinner like him. Although he gained plenty of promising notices at the time, the pressure for places in NSW was ever present. He's still a work in progress. "We finished the game, did recovery, I think we had our stuff with us already and we went to the airport, and that's when I had the call. Krejza, eager for more chances, decided he too would make a move - albeit to a Tasmania set-up that was flirting with grassy pitches and a seamer-heavy approach to winning Shield games. It's a paradox Krejza has wrestled with ever since. Updated January 19, 2016 — 2.17pm first published at 1.17pm. But after that, things went downhill, my body went downhill, so I probably wouldn't have been around that much longer anyway.". Critics condemn Australia's axing of Jason Krejza. Andrew Symonds Over his final 16 Tests, Symonds averaged 56 with the bat at a strike rate of 66, and took 15 wickets at 32.46. At the Gabba the selectors chose to leave him out in favour of playing both Andrew Symonds and Shane Watson, moving Robert Craddock to remark: "It is just as well Krejza had a freakish debut Test. "As much as it was a justified decision to drop me, when I look at the situation, four runs an over playing against the best in the world really attacking me, and then playing in Perth on the flattest wicket in a record run chase, everyone who'd seen the match and knows the situation just said I was the scapegoat, and I probably was. But at training two days before the game, he rolled his ankle during a fielding drill, was helped from the field, and was left to ice a strained ligament as Hauritz was flown in to perform creditably in another big Australian victory. But under the glare of Test-match attention, Ponting demurred. Simon Katich reached the standard of flight-above-part-time before his falling out with Skipper Clarke. There was just that whole fear of stopping what you love doing.". It was a huge kick in the teeth, missing the Boxing Day Test. Dropped for the Gabba. "It's telling, because the teams I played with in NSW, in fourth-innings games, usually at home the ball was reversing massively and we had seriously good quicks, and they'd take away the fourth innings. 11:30 IST | 06:00 GMT, 22 Dec, 2020 Then in Tassie it was green, so it would just be seaming around...", One fast, one slow: Krejza with state and national team-mate Doug Bollinger at the Taj Mahal on the 2008 tour of India "The focus on the bowling is not overplayed. Watto [Shane Watson] made me feel like I was part of it. We might never know how much his sense of betrayal over the Monkeygate affair contributed to his international career spluttering out well before it should have. The legends of cricket who have hung their boots are coming out of the retirement. He has to learn things like bowling faster and straighter deliveries when the batsmen are sweeping, but he's shown he is a fast learner. 1 spinner again and say, 'This is my spot.' "I was dropped literally two hours after the game," Krejza says. In a Player of the Match performance on debut in November 2008, which was, incidentally, also White’s last Test, Krejza returned figures of 12-358. Krejza's father was an association football player from Czechoslovakia and his mother was born in Poland. [citation needed] His nickname is Krazy. "Twelve wickets on debut is a once-in-a-generation effort, but what was so good was watching him improve as the tour went on," Ponting wrote in the Australian. So it's not really a good reflection on yourself, just one game.". Sourav Ganguly misses century; Five for Jason Krejza. Morne de Klerk / © Getty Images, "Whereas someone like Brett [Lee] made me feel like he was part of it. While he enjoyed Lyon's subsequent successes, Krejza could not help but puzzle about whether he might have fared differently given similarly thoughtful guidance and, at times, protection. In Krejza's mind, his chances receded so quickly that he never really considered himself a chance to be recalled for the SCG Test that summer, though the pitch there promised something like the assistance he had been able to capitalise upon in Nagpur. It would've felt like I was pushing uphill, so I felt like I had to play then, and add in the flattest wicket of the entire world into the situation with some batters in their prime and some really good players in the South African team, it was just a really difficult Test for me.". So it felt like I had to be perfect - go for two an over and take five-for" "Once the body starts going, that's really difficult," he says. © Getty Images, Maddeningly for Krejza and others, however, was the sequence by which he missed Australia's next two Tests, against a New Zealand team that offered an ideal opportunity for him to grow more familiar with Test matches. The mystery has always been why he was dropped after that, when his utilitarian attributes could quite easily have made a difference to the 2009 Ashes series. "So I'd get my runs down and wouldn't take as many wickets, and then I'd be told I wasn't taking enough wickets. In Shield games, he believes, this would have happened. As it was, he kept churning them out for Queensland, Essex, Lancashire and Derbyshire until 2009. Krejza has decided to move into coaching and will be over at Sydney. "He said, 'Well, you should've been stronger', and I was like, 'I've got Ricky Ponting and Tim Nielsen standing in front of me, I'm going to listen to them, they've got a plan, so I'm going to try and do it.' "In his two Test matches so far he has shown a tremendous willingness to just stick at the game. The formula came unstuck against India in the quarter-final, however, and Krejza found himself being informed that not all had agreed with the approach prescribed for him. Midway through the Test, he gave an assessment that sounded for all the world like Krejza was a long-term project. He's got very good flight, drift and drop, he puts a lot of overspin on the ball and gets a lot of turn. 11:30 IST | 06:00 GMT, 26 Dec, 2020 The big thing for Krejza now is to adjust to [Australian] wickets that don't turn. Krejza, of course, did get one more Test than Casson or McGain, and a World Cup too. "One of the coaches in India described it well. Weeks of preparation seemed to help. Brett Lee was way below his best, Peter Siddle appears to be just short of the standard while Jason Krejza tries to get a wicket every ball and at international level you can't afford to do that. Five teams India Legends, Australia […] They try to make your good length feel bad - they're very good at doing that. I wasn't able to be boring for a long time - there'd be a ball I'd want to bowl a bit slower, just to drag a shot out, and then sometimes I'd get hit for four or take a wicket.". He still shakes his head at the distance in rhetoric between the captain, Nielsen, and the selector on duty, Greg Chappell. Also ReadJason Krejza: Off-spinner who gave a glimpse of promise on his Test debut before fading into the sunset, Speaking to Cricket Australia’s official website, Krejza said, “I’m officially retiring because my body’s been no good. Intriguingly, Krejza's figures stand up well against those of Lyon at last year's ODI World Cup in England (three wickets at 60.33, 5.32 runs per over), where he had a similar commission. ", Krejza twisted his ankle, missing out on the Adelaide Test against New Zealand in 2008, after being left out for the series opener in Brisbane The bat had closed early and Krejza easily accepted a low return catch. "I think any bowler wants to be happy with the fields they've got and even the end they want to bowl from, and that was pretty difficult in Perth," he says. "I thought he should have played all the Tests in India. Just getting one opportunity isn't enough. He said, 'Whenever there was a good-length ball, we'd tried to make our good players attack it by sweeping it,'" Krejza says. I was taken aback, I went into the back room and cried. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, 17 Dec, 2020 In a recent article in the courier mail, Tim Neilsen admitted to protecting the new Australian Cricket off-spinner but as history will tell us, he was good enough to break one record and equal another in his debut. It was far from an easy time to be a new man in the dressing room. "That's what it felt like anyway, particularly how quick it was and the lack of communication afterwards - the phone went dead. "The thing I saw with him a long time ago at the Centre of Excellence is that he's got all the skills. It was really odd, but maybe I should've been stronger, maybe I should've just said, 'That's not what I do.'". In India, Krejza faced a vast array of emotions even before the tour proper began. Former Australia Test spinner Nathan Hauritz announces retirement. So that made it really hard, and I was basically told to bowl at 4 or 4.5 an over, and if I didn't take a wicket, that was my job done. Australia won the Test, and Krejza was fully expected to return to the XI for Adelaide Oval. At least he was going to be, but the selector Andrew Hilditch got the shakes upon seeing Krejza taken for 0 for 199 from 31 overs in the last tour game before the Tests. 19: Jason Krejza to VVS Laxman. Australia's rotation of their spinners, which continued on Monday with Nathan Hauritz replacing Jason Krejza, must be stopped, according to a group of former Test slow bowlers. "I never thought I was as good as I was," he says. He'll always have Nagpur: Krejza celebrates his first Test wicket, Rahul Dravid "Beau Casson was one I really felt for. "I think Ricky was under a lot of pressure then, because I've been captained by him at other levels, particularly in state cricket, and it was nothing like this," he says. The two offspinners, Jason Krejza and Harbhajan Singh, had a day to remember in Nagpur. He led Hobart Hurricanes' wicket-takers in the inaugural Big Bash League, but then found himself on the outer the following season. "Really? I had to be perfect - go for two an over and take five-for. May 22, 2012 4,253. So I know I would have felt good there, and I would've had time to get my ankle right and bowl a ton to get myself ready, but it didn't even feel like that was going to happen.". I had too many operations, the body went a bit south and I never got the feeling of bowling like I was at my best because my body didn’t allow it. Move states. India v Australia, 3rd Test, Feroz Shah Kotla, 5th day. Told by captain and coach to bowl defensively; criticised by a selector for bowling too defensively. Sometimes they will talk about their experiences, frustrations, and the promises not kept by their fleeting glimpses of international cricket. Then people started bowling a lot quicker, Nathan [Lyon] bowling 90kph, and I struggled doing that, because my whole bowling action was to get up and over and my wrist was sort of on the side of the ball, not behind the ball. If I'm bowling straight it's going to be really hard for them to hit through the off side and I'll plug the leg side. Years later, Krejza wonders at the forces pressing Ponting at the time. "I'd get my runs down and then I'd be told I wasn't taking enough wickets. In seven matches, Krejza claimed five wickets at 55.6 and conceded 4.49 runs per over while Lee, Johnson and Tait were all used as wicket-takers. 03:30 IST | 22:00 GMT, New Zealand beat West Indies by an innings and 134 runs, India vs Australia Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND vs AUS 3rd T20I match Live cricket score at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, India vs Australia Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND vs AUS 2nd T20I match Live cricket score at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, India vs Australia Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND vs AUS 1st T20I match Live cricket score at Manuka Oval, Canberra, India vs Australia Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND vs AUS 3rd ODI match Live cricket score at Manuka Oval, Canberra, India vs Australia Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND vs AUS 2nd ODI match Live cricket score at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney. How do you deny a bloke who took 12 wickets in one of the best debuts this country's seen?" Can he defend? All Rights Reserved. He spun the ball hard, and was a promising addition to a bowling line-up that, with Stuart MacGill, Doug Bollinger and Matthew Nicholson also in harness, was geared very much towards attack. "It was ten or so years ago, so I've definitely made my peace with it," Krejza says. "At the beginning, when I was playing with Stu," Krejza remembers, "I didn't bowl a huge amount. "I loved bowling in Sydney, I played a lot there, and the SCG's my favourite ground in the world. Old heads such as Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds were battling their cricket mortality, others like Brad Haddin were battling to establish themselves after long apprenticeships, while Michael Hussey's initial run of high scoring had petered out. Jason John Krejza (born 14 January 1983) is a former Australian cricketer. 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