George Bailey is likely to take over Hohn’s charge.
Australia’s successful chief selector Trevor Hohns has called it quits on his role ahead of the T20 World Cup that is set to take place this year. As per the reports, Hohns recently gave his notice on the same issue and former Australia batsman George Bailey is likely to take over his seat. The former selector Hohns served in the capacity across two stints between 1995-2021.
Talking about the former selector and cricketer, he remained successful in his job and plied his trade in World Cup campaigns of 1993 and 2003. He remained vital in his stint while defending three Ashes and a series win over Indian in the year 2004. The former spinner took hold of the charge as chief selector in the year 1993 and during his first stint, Australia enjoyed massive Test success.
Australia won 16 successive Tests under Trevor Hohns
Under Hohns, Australia remained victorious in 16 Test matches in a row and went on to bag the World Cup in 1999 and 2003. The 67-year-old Australian cricketer began with his current stint as chief selector in 2016 when Rod Marsh decided to step down post string of massive Test defeats. As per the reports by Sydney Morning Herald, Bailey will take over the charge but Cricket Australia is yet to confirm it officially.
Australia will be keen on eyeing the T20 World Cup of 2021
Meanwhile, Australians would be keen on eyeing the T20 World Cup that is approaching in few months. Recently, they were up in a white-ball series against West Indies who are the defending champions of the showpiece event. The home West Indies side thrashed the Kangaroos 4-1 in the shortest format of the game but Australia bounced back in the ODI series. They won the ODI series 2-1 and it will be a thing to see if they will be able to maintain their form moving ahead. Australia was up against WI on their soil with their depleted side as many of their star players were either unavailable due to personal reasons or couldn’t step up due to injury concerns.