AUSTRALIA’S 5-0 Ashes series whitewash of England was a fillip for all Australian cricket.
The view was expressed in Hamilton this week by former Australian Test skipper Graham Yallop.
“It means everything to Australian cricket to win the Ashes, particularly if you’re playing in it,” he told the Hamilton Spectator.
Yallop, a veteran of 39 Tests and 30 one-day internationals for Australia, was in Hamilton as part of the McDonald’s Summer Cricket Camps.
“They performed exceptionally well,” he said of the Michael Clarke led Australian team.
“Players such as (Brad) Haddin … who would have thought that he was one of the major run scorers in the series and a great credit to him.
“I think everyone played well.
“They kept the same team going for the whole series and they kept winning, so there was no need to change the team.
“It’s really a fillip for all Australian cricket.
“They rely on wins by the top team and if the team’s not winning, Australian cricket drops down a little bit.
Full story in the Spectator on Saturday, January 18, 2014