Shane Warne
Shane Warne

Warne lays Ashes blame at the feet of Marsh and selectors

IF YOU want someone to blame over how Australia performed during the Ashes, look no further than Australia's selectors.

That brutal appraisal was delivered by test legend Shane Warne.

Warne has publicly questioned why selectors opted for Peter Siddle over young performer Pat Cummins.

Siddle has 192 test wickets but none in 2015.

That decision has left selectors - including chairman Rod Marsh - the target of a spray from Warne.

"I don't think anyone thought Peter Siddle should have played in this test match," he said.

"I can understand the conditions where Peter Siddle would have played but, to me, it looks like it's a selection that should have been (made for) the last test match and, while we got that wrong last test match, (the selectors have said) 'let's play him this test match'.

"I just can't understand why Pat Cummins is not playing in this test match. Peter Siddle will do a good job - that's irrelevant because he should have played the (fourth) test.

He said selectors had "gotten it wrong again" and that Marsh had to take responsibility.

"There's been so many selection issues this series they've just got wrong. Someone has to be accountable."

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