By Jesse Hogan. A brief look at various spinners who played for Australia post Shane Warne's retirement and how their careers panned out "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. "Now it's a matter of learning how to use those skills and when to use them. His appearances for the Blues were intermittent but undoubtedly promising. My body was getting to a point where it was screaming at me.”. [The coach] Tim Coyle had a statistic that if a team goes under 2.3 runs per over, they win Shields, and all bowlers tried to do that. If he is given the opportunity I think he can be Australia's next long-term offspinner, as long as he is handled well. I just wasn't sure what I could've done. I kept getting high fives throughout the whole World Cup whenever I did that - it was 'Well done, you played your role.'". "But there'll be moments when I still wonder, 'Why didn't that pan out the way I really wanted it to pan out?'. A pretty quick exit.". Matt King / © Getty Images, "I was like, 'Oh man, that's such good captaincy, I wish that was happening when I was bowling.'". 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 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. 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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 was generally bowling over the wicket into the rough and spinning it back, which is what was on offer in India. "One of the coaches in India described it well. Even McGain (who we won’t say a word against ) will be a debutant. He led Hobart Hurricanes' wicket-takers in the inaugural Big Bash League, but then found himself on the outer the following season. 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. Krejza is best remembered for taking a total of 12 wickets on Test debut in 2008 against India. Why Jason Krejza never thought he was as good as he really was December 8, 2020 1:14 am CricInfo 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. Wow. 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. There's feeling nervous, there's what people do to debutants - they really get stuck into them. He played for the Tasmanian Tigers and Leicestershire. Get picked for Australia A. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, 17 Dec, 2020 It was a huge kick in the teeth, missing the Boxing Day Test. © PA Photos. Jason Krejza recorded figures of 1-204 in Australia's defeat by South Africa in Perth, and Jenner told BBC Sport: "We need a change of attitude. 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. That's where I figured out that I needed a lot of bowling, because it just became easier and easier. Midway through the Test, he gave an assessment that sounded for all the world like Krejza was a long-term project. Krejza lasted another two seasons with Tasmania, long enough to demonstrate his abilities translated well to T20. It was really odd, but maybe I should've been stronger, maybe I should've just said, 'That's not what I do.'". Sourav Ganguly misses century; Five for Jason Krejza. But by that stage, the vigorous hip twisting in Krejza's action was starting to add up to an inescapable conclusion. [citation needed] His nickname is Krazy. He'll always have Nagpur: Krejza celebrates his first Test wicket, Rahul Dravid "I thought he should have played all the Tests in India. "We were all following Shane Warne and it was all over the news of how hard it was for us to be following Warney in his boots. Weeks of preparation seemed to help. "Literally as we finished the quarter-final, I was walking up the race and Greg Chappell took me aside," Krejza recalls. 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. Jason Krejza looked as if he would fit the bill after a bewildering 12-wicket Test debut in India but played just one more match, against South Africa in Perth, before being dropped. "I didn't really think about that, it was almost like that was me struck off," he says. Get overlooked for Cameron White after Bryce McGain goes home. 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. 1 spinner again and say, 'This is my spot.' He was a good friend of mine and we were on a tour together at the time, just when he got injured, and that is sort of why I got my opportunity. Sometimes they will talk about their experiences, frustrations, and the promises not kept by their fleeting glimpses of international cricket. The big thing for Krejza now is to adjust to [Australian] wickets that don't turn. "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. 19: Jason Krejza to VVS Laxman. "Steve O'Keefe most recently was one that got a slightly longer term, and I've spoken to him about his experience," Krejza says. India won the match by 172 runs, but Krejza became one of the only eight bowlers to … 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 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. How do you deny a bloke who took 12 wickets in one of the best debuts this country's seen?" But when Casson was omitted from the Test squad, having played in the West Indies, and McGain was ruled out of the tour with a shoulder complaint, Krejza was suddenly it. He's still a work in progress. With the Ashes series on the horizon, Australia are struggling to fill the void left by Warne's 2007 retirement. Get picked for Australia. The committee tried spinners like Jason Krejza, Jon Holland, Nathan Hauritz, Xavier Doherty, and Steve O’ Keefe. He will now be head coach at Elite Cricket in Sydney. "When you're in there, the way some people act together and talk together, versus how they do with you, can leave you thinking, 'Hang on, are these guys my friends?' 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. © 2020 Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. But there weren't really many others who stood out and made you feel 'I've got your back, you're part of this.' "That's what it felt like anyway, particularly how quick it was and the lack of communication afterwards - the phone went dead. Krejza, of course, did get one more Test than Casson or McGain, and a World Cup too. 1 for 200-odd in 49 overs. "Once the body starts going, that's really difficult," he 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. Although he gained plenty of promising notices at the time, the pressure for places in NSW was ever present. I didn't bowl that quickly, I was only around the 80-85kph mark. "I never did. Ankle injury in Adelaide. Pretty difficult.". More quickly, in fact, than his ankle could bear. So it felt like my KPIs were just out of my reach. If he had taken no wickets he would be in the electric chair by now. I was taken aback, I went into the back room and cried. Michael Steele / © Getty Images. 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.". Stuart Law (above) Deemed good enough to be brought into the Australian ODI team in 1994 and to debut in Tests the following year, Law's composed half-century at the WACA suggested he might easily have made many more runs at the top given the chance. At the end of the ignoble 2010-11 Ashes summer, injuries to Xavier Doherty, Steve O'Keefe and Hauritz opened an unlikely path to the World Cup in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. "He was saying, 'What was that, why were you bowling so negative?' "Beau Casson was one I really felt for. That there was a long history of visiting spinners being attacked in just such a manner by Indian batsmen before a series, or that the punishment was dished out by young batsmen as promising as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma mattered little. He was visibly really upset. "The mindset of the Tasmanian cricketers was a lot different. Krejza turns out for the Tasmania Tigers in 2010-11, the season before the Twenty20 Big Bash turned into a franchise tournament So it's not really a good reflection on yourself, just one game.". Krejza toiled through 49 overs for a solitary wicket in Perth against South Africa in 2008 Just getting one opportunity isn't enough. 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. ... Steve O’ Keefe (above) became the 13th spinner since Shane Warne’s retirement to … They try to make your good length feel bad - they're very good at doing that. 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. I have no regrets. Krejza last played representative cricket in early 2013 and has been on the sidelines since. Told by captain and coach to bowl defensively; criticised by a selector for bowling too defensively. An XI of Australian spinners since Shane Warne's retirement Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Bruce Wayne, Jul 25, 2013. 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. Spotlight on Ganguly as India and Australia renew battle - Sourav Ganguly will be the cynosure of all eyes as he attempts to script a resounding end to his roller-coaster cricket career when India take on Australia in the opening match. Indranil Mukherjee / © AFP/Getty Images, "Particularly after the [Perth] Test match and being told I was expensive, even the Tassie selectors would say, 'Get your runs down,'" he says. He can attack. But his story is a cautionary one - not just in terms of what happened to him when he played for Australia, but for how he got there, and also what happened after he was discarded. 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. Jason Krejza: Off-spinner who gave a glimpse of promise on his Test debut before fading into the sunset. "Really? 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. Former Australian Test spinner Jason Krejza have backed in-form interstate bowler Stephen O`Keefe to be `partner-in-harm` for off-spinner Nathan Lyon in the final Ashes Test in Sydney. "We had [Shaun] Tait, Johnson and Lee, who were all very, very attacking, and I was forced to bowl around the wicket and told to 'bowl like the Indians' and I remember having a big argument with them saying, 'But that's not how I bowl, I need to actually go away and practise this', because I never even practised it, I hardly ever bowled around the wicket to right-handers ever. 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. Certainly Krejza was better aware of the challenge the batsmen presented to him. 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. "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" "I loved bowling in Sydney, I played a lot there, and the SCG's my favourite ground in the world. "Haury got picked when I got injured and did a good job, so I had to come in for Perth and be the No. Ever since then Australia has been trying to get back on track with a spinner like him. Morne de Klerk / © Getty Images, "Whereas someone like Brett [Lee] made me feel like he was part of it. We were our own bowlers, we all did it differently and did it well, we got picked for a reason, so it would've been nice to have been shown some faith. Jason Krejza - WikiMili 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.". 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