Australia will aim to give memorable farewells to Clarke, Rogers and Haddin in the final Ashes Test at Oval © Getty Images
Australia will aim to give memorable farewells to Clarke, Rogers and Haddin in the final Ashes Test at Oval © Getty Images

Former Australian cricketer Jason Gillespie has blamed the lack of country cricket experience for the downfall of the Australian side in the ongoing Ashes 2015 after the visitors faced a thumping 1-3 defeat with fifth and final Test still to be played at the Oval. The first day of the fourth Test at Trent Bridge was surely a forgetful day for Michael Clarke’s side, when Stuart Broad and Co dismissed them for a poor 60 in 18.3 overs. The Yorkshire coach and former Test fast bowler suggested that at the age of Twenty20 cricket, it is very vital for the young cricketers to have enough first-class experience under their belts. READ: Steve Smith admits Australian players failed to adapt to swinging ball

According to a report from Fox Sports, the New South Wales born cricketer said,” Young players can’t sit in hope that talent alone earns them a Baggy Green — they don’t just get handed out. It is something for the administrators to think about, too, because in this age of Twenty20 cricket, players still need to get enough first-class cricket under their belts.”

He came up with an unexpected name as an example for the new generation Australians to follow in order to perform decently in the longest form of the game. READ: Ian Chappell calls for a complete rethink of domestic system following Australia’s Ashes 2015 loss

“Glenn Maxwell is a good example of a player looking to do this and is another who will be pushing for a Test recall down the line if he continues on his current path. Maxie has come to Yorkshire this season and has at times played second XI cricket because he is determined to improve his skills. Sure, he can attract well-paid Twenty20 deals but he is not just thinking about this, he wants to excel in all formats.

“More power to young cricketers who want to do the same. Play as much first-class cricket as you can, learn how to adapt to different conditions and score the runs that, like Mike Hussey back in 2005, means the national side cannot overlook you. As I always say, you are your best selector.” READ: Angry Mitchell Johnson retorts with “ask my wife” to Australian journalist

With a historic win at Trent Bridge, England already has won the Urn. While they will want to end an excellent series with a win, the Australian side will aim at giving memorable farewells to Clarke, Chris Rogers and Brad Haddin, something which the three thoroughly deserve!