As if to underline what a hard trade he was entering, Krejza bowled one over on his New South Wales debut against Queensland at the Gabba in October 2004, at a cost of 18 runs. Occasionally Krejza will cross paths with fellow Australian slow bowlers who went through the spin cycle of the time. Jason Krejza What is the Australian public supposed to think of this talented and almost unheralded cricketer. When a surgeon writes a note to give to your physio [after a hip operation] saying, 'This is definitely the last time, he's done', and you play another season. Krejza's father was an association football player from Czechoslovakia and his mother was born in Poland. If he is given the opportunity I think he can be Australia's next long-term offspinner, as long as he is handled well. Jason Krejza, the former Australia off-spinner, has announced his retirement from cricket. I kept getting high fives throughout the whole World Cup whenever I did that - it was 'Well done, you played your role.'". Fin. In Krejza's mind, his chances receded so quickly that he never really considered himself a chance to be recalled for the SCG Test that summer, though the pitch there promised something like the assistance he had been able to capitalise upon in Nagpur. 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. Things got still tighter when Nathan Hauritz ventured south from Queensland and Casson was lured across from WA. "So you'd bowl the perfect ball and they'd be sweeping it, then you bring your length back and they're off the back foot. 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. Although he gained plenty of promising notices at the time, the pressure for places in NSW was ever present. A debut in Nagpur. 11:30 IST | 06:00 GMT, 22 Dec, 2020 So it felt like I had to be perfect - go for two an over and take five-for" I just wasn't sure what I could've done. I'd say I was probably 70% in terms of my fitness, but if I didn't play there again and Haury takes seven, how do I get back in? By Jesse Hogan. The most recent addition to that list was Jason Krejza, whose brief international career included two Tests, a World Cup and the wickets of Rahul … The offspinner who took a dozen wickets on debut against India 12 years ago looks back at how it all went downhill from there. "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. 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. That's an interesting stat," Krejza says. In a recent article in the courier mail, Tim Neilsen admitted to protecting the new Australian Cricket off-spinner but as history will tell us, he was good enough to break one record and equal another in his debut. Recalled for the 2011 World Cup. Not far into Krejza's first spell at the WACA Ground, Graeme Smith swept him hard and flat through square leg and to the boundary, well away from where Ponting had posted a traditional deep-backward square. He's become one of the best spinners on the planet," Krejza says. India v Australia, 3rd Test, Feroz Shah Kotla, 5th day. and I was saying, 'Well that was my role.' 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. Even McGain (who we won’t say a word against ) will be a debutant. As part of the Australia A group that took part in something of a pre-tour, Krejza was picked for only one game, a rain-ruined fixture in Hyderabad, where he did not bowl a single ball. I think he might have bowled a little slow in the second innings at Nagpur. Life for Australian cricket has been difficult since 2007. Looking back, I still feel it was a loose shot as I tried to play Jason Krejza against the turn. 2011: Sanath Jayasuriya: Mumbai Indians (2008–2010): 41: Did not return after being unsold in 2011 auction. © Getty Images, Maddeningly for Krejza and others, however, was the sequence by which he missed Australia's next two Tests, against a New Zealand team that offered an ideal opportunity for him to grow more familiar with Test matches. ... with his place taken by Jason Krejza … 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. I kept saying, 'I want a guy at square leg or in front of square leg, let me bowl straight.' Jason Krejza: Off-spinner who gave a glimpse of promise on his Test debut before fading into the sunset. Australia have called up an off-spinner called Jason Krejza as support for Bryce McGain in the upcoming Test series against India. The committee tried spinners like Jason Krejza, Jon Holland, Nathan Hauritz, Xavier Doherty, and Steve O’ Keefe. In Shield games, he believes, this would have happened. I wasn't able to be boring for a long time - there'd be a ball I'd want to bowl a bit slower, just to drag a shot out, and then sometimes I'd get hit for four or take a wicket.". 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. 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. 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. "I spent a lot of time with Nathan when he was just taking over, and he fully deserved it - I'd never take anything away from him. "I wouldn't have cared if it was the fastest wicket in the world. Andrew Symonds Over his final 16 Tests, Symonds averaged 56 with the bat at a strike rate of 66, and took 15 wickets at 32.46. Krejza last played representative cricket in early 2013 and has been on the sidelines since. "But there'll be moments when I still wonder, 'Why didn't that pan out the way I really wanted it to pan out?'. Get picked for Australia A. The combination of injuries and Ponting's obvious preference for captaining pace meant that Krejza found himself cast as a runs-saving stock bowler. 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. "I was generally bowling over the wicket into the rough and spinning it back, which is what was on offer in India. Critics condemn Australia's axing of Jason Krejza. Ricky Ponting, who had essentially given Krejza a free hand in India, appeared to be of similar mind. In the seven years since the loss of his last state contract, they have returned to Sydney, started a family, and Krejza is now head coach of North Sydney in grade cricket. 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. "The thing I saw with him a long time ago at the Centre of Excellence is that he's got all the skills. Get picked for Australia. Australia's rotation of their spinners, which continued on Monday with Nathan Hauritz replacing Jason Krejza, must be stopped, according to a group of former Test slow bowlers. "As much as it was a justified decision to drop me, when I look at the situation, four runs an over playing against the best in the world really attacking me, and then playing in Perth on the flattest wicket in a record run chase, everyone who'd seen the match and knows the situation just said I was the scapegoat, and I probably was. There was just that whole fear of stopping what you love doing.". Michael Steele / © Getty Images. His retirement from International Cricket left a gap in the bowling department. Move states. 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. "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. "I remember telling Brett - we'd hang out a lot - and he just said, 'No way mate, you wouldn't be dropped now, that's way too quick, stop joking around', and just wouldn't believe me until I showed him my phone. Krejza turns out for the Tasmania Tigers in 2010-11, the season before the Twenty20 Big Bash turned into a franchise tournament Big men, and hard to feel like they'd put their arm around you. The mystery has always been why he was dropped after that, when his utilitarian attributes could quite easily have made a difference to the 2009 Ashes series. ", Colin Miller, a wise voice on spin in Australia, gave a glowing but reasoned assessment. I haven't really discussed it with him, because at the time it was probably too soon and too sore for any of us to talk about, deep down. Sometimes they will talk about their experiences, frustrations, and the promises not kept by their fleeting glimpses of international cricket. Date Name Team(s) played (years) Age Notes Ref. I talked to Pup and he said, 'Go talk to Punter.' ", Down in Sydney, Greg Matthews fumed. It felt like I was always having to evolve as a cricketer, but it felt like when I evolved into something, I'd get told I immediately needed to change. 'That's not the right one, do this.'". Former England captain and renowned commentator Michael Vaughan has questioned the selection of Fawad Alam in place of Shadab Khan. "Literally as we finished the quarter-final, I was walking up the race and Greg Chappell took me aside," Krejza recalls. "In his two Test matches so far he has shown a tremendous willingness to just stick at the game. "If I'd played earlier in that series, I don't think I would've performed. Australia is a country with no dearth of talent in cricket. ... 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. 'Fitter than ever' Shane Warne would consider Australia comeback. Alam, 34, made a comeback into the … Why Jason Krejza never thought he was as good as he really was. "If I was there longer, I would've felt a greater sense of belonging at that level, and that would've been a really good feeling, like I was part of the Australian team. Jason Krejza; ‘I always meant to be an attacking bowler’ ... Brad Hogg played three Tests, averaging over 60 with the ball, which led him to a semi-surprising retirement. This is Bhajji take on the inclusion of two rookie spinners in the Aussie Test line-up for Indian tour. [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. He'll always have Nagpur: Krejza celebrates his first Test wicket, Rahul Dravid And [Ponting] just wouldn't give it to me.". It was far from an easy time to be a new man in the dressing room. "I never thought I was as good as I was," he says. So it felt like my KPIs were just out of my reach. I had too many operations, the body went a bit south and I never got the feeling of bowling like I was at my best because my body didn’t allow it. "When I went to Tassie, with wickets that didn't spin, I had to find different ways to bowl," he says. Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0) Offline Bruce Wayne Smooth Operator. "Lee has struggled for the best part of four months now. "I never did. "He was saying, 'What was that, why were you bowling so negative?' © 2020 Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. 1 for 200-odd in 49 overs. Midway through the Test, he gave an assessment that sounded for all the world like Krejza was a long-term project. My body was getting to a point where it was screaming at me.”. India's leading spin pair of Harbhajan and Anil Kumble have 907 Test victims between them; McGain and Krejza's joint total is zero.My question is : Out of Bryce McGain and Jason Krejza, whose career will be destroyed first ? "With time and given the opportunity, we will see a real Test player coming out of him,'' he said. "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. Nielsen, at least publicly, was supportive. He was visibly really upset. The dismissal of Hashim Amla, bowled through the gate by a princely offbreak that Krejza had tossed up into the breeze, was a sight of what he did best, but perhaps it led Ponting to think that his young spinner needed to try to replicate that one delivery as often as possible. A rush to return in Perth. ... Steve O’ Keefe (above) became the 13th spinner since Shane Warne’s retirement to … 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. They condemned the "spin cycle" policy of constant rotation of Australia's tweakers since the retirement of Shane Warne two years ago. Also ReadJason Krejza: Off-spinner who gave a glimpse of promise on his Test debut before fading into the sunset, Speaking to Cricket Australia’s official website, Krejza said, “I’m officially retiring because my body’s been no good. 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. Years later, Krejza wonders at the forces pressing Ponting at the time. Simon Katich reached the standard of flight-above-part-time before his falling out with Skipper Clarke. 11:30 IST | 06:00 GMT, 26 Dec, 2020 Posts about News November 2 written by abhianoop. I didn't often get long spells, but it was always to attack. 19: Jason Krejza to VVS Laxman. "Really? I know I would have done well if I was there for longer, because that was when I was bowling at my best. He has to learn things like bowling faster and straighter deliveries when the batsmen are sweeping, but he's shown he is a fast learner. Just getting one opportunity isn't enough. Then people started bowling a lot quicker, Nathan [Lyon] bowling 90kph, and I struggled doing that, because my whole bowling action was to get up and over and my wrist was sort of on the side of the ball, not behind the ball. 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.". Twelve wickets including an otherworldly one: VVS Laxman bowled. How Australia’s spin resources have – well – evaporated. He said, 'Whenever there was a good-length ball, we'd tried to make our good players attack it by sweeping it,'" Krejza says. I was taken aback, I went into the back room and cried. "Playing bowlers for particular wickets, if that was the case he [Krejza] would have played every Test in India, but instead they played a bloke [Cameron White] who only had the confidence to bowl for 83 overs in 11 first-class matches [for Victoria last season]… I love these blokes, I played with 'Digger' [Hilditch], but in this case [the selectors] are wrong, wrong, wrong.". It was all about pressure, pressure, pressure, and just bowling dots. © PA Photos. I was nowhere near 100% right, I had an ankle brace on, I only really had a bowl that morning [before the Test] and for me I had to bowl a lot to be bowling well. 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. Even so, those moments where he catches himself remembering will always be tinged with questions, as well as with wonder. "I loved bowling in Sydney, I played a lot there, and the SCG's my favourite ground in the world. "I can see him playing for the next ten years if he can keep his life in order and handle all the expectations,'' Miller told the Courier-Mail a few days after the Nagpur Test ended. Krejza played two Tests and and eight One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for Australia. The two offspinners, Jason Krejza and Harbhajan Singh, had a day to remember in Nagpur. "I didn't really think about that, it was almost like that was me struck off," he says. And it just didn't happen.". ", Daniel Brettig is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. 03:30 IST | 22:00 GMT, New Zealand beat West Indies by an innings and 134 runs, India vs Australia Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND vs AUS 3rd T20I match Live cricket score at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, India vs Australia Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND vs AUS 2nd T20I match Live cricket score at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, India vs Australia Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND vs AUS 1st T20I match Live cricket score at Manuka Oval, Canberra, India vs Australia Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND vs AUS 3rd ODI match Live cricket score at Manuka Oval, Canberra, India vs Australia Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND vs AUS 2nd ODI match Live cricket score at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney. Tributes have poured in from across the globe as Brett Lee announced his retirement from international cricket. Krejza didn't have the best time under Ricky Ponting in international cricket. Krejza is best remembered for taking a total of 12 wickets on Test debut in 2008 against India. "I probably went a season too long with my body. Dropped for the Gabba. ... With Anil Kumble's retirement, Harbhajan now … he said. Ankle injury in Adelaide. Matt King / © Getty Images, "I was like, 'Oh man, that's such good captaincy, I wish that was happening when I was bowling.'". One remembers Jason Krejza picking up 12 wickets in the only Test he played in India. But even that does not explain why, with Steven Smith and David Warner suspended for a year, the other outstanding talent of their generation did not add even a single Test to his tally. 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.". It's a paradox Krejza has wrestled with ever since. Hauritz, a more economical offspin bowler, would cling on to a place in the team and the squad for the next two years, but struggled to retain the faith of captain coach and selectors for lacking the attacking weapons Krejza possessed. "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. Curiously it was Ponting who both consoled and cajoled him, insisting that Krejza push for better explanations as to why he was not playing. "It's telling, because the teams I played with in NSW, in fourth-innings games, usually at home the ball was reversing massively and we had seriously good quicks, and they'd take away the fourth innings. He's got very good flight, drift and drop, he puts a lot of overspin on the ball and gets a lot of turn. He will now be head coach at Elite Cricket in Sydney. Get overlooked for Cameron White after Bryce McGain goes home. I went in there at the beginning with Hayden, Symonds and company, and they had this group of blokes that was quite difficult to actually talk to. 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. Likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Brett Lee set to lead their respective teams in the upcoming Road Safety Series. That's where I figured out that I needed a lot of bowling, because it just became easier and easier. With the Ashes series on the horizon, Australia are struggling to fill the void left by Warne's 2007 retirement. How do you deny a bloke who took 12 wickets in one of the best debuts this country's seen?" He is going to have to work hard to become a containing bowler.". Shane Warne has said he would consider coming out of retirement if asked by the current Australia team. But after that, things went downhill, my body went downhill, so I probably wouldn't have been around that much longer anyway.". A brief look at various spinners who played for Australia post Shane Warne's retirement and how their careers panned out 11:30 IST | 06:00 GMT, 20 Dec, 2020 The legends of cricket who have hung their boots are coming out of the retirement. 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. "Steve O'Keefe most recently was one that got a slightly longer term, and I've spoken to him about his experience," Krejza says. May 22, 2012 4,253. 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. "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?' A pretty quick exit.". "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. Can he defend? 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. One more Australia A tour. If he had taken no wickets he would be in the electric chair by now. He can attack. He has been under pressure at times with the ball but he just keeps running in and doing the things we asked of him, trying to get the ball up into the breeze. Dropped over a phone call at the airport the night the game finished. Andrew McDonald He played four Tests for three victories, all against a South Africa team that was arguably the world's best. There's feeling nervous, there's what people do to debutants - they really get stuck into them. India 613 for 7 dec (Gambhir 206, Laxman 200*) and 208 for 5 dec (Laxman 59*) drew with Australia 577 (Clarke 112, Ponting 87, Hayden 83) and 31 for 0 Scorecard and ball-by-ball details An XI of Australian spinners since Shane Warne's retirement Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Bruce Wayne, Jul 25, 2013. Noting the shape of the shot and the firm hands of the batsman, Krejza wanted the fielder moved. India won the match by 172 runs, but Krejza became one of the only eight bowlers to … 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. 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. Watto [Shane Watson] made me feel like I was part of it. "I wouldn't say I was forced, I ended up forcing myself, but so many people around the team and outside the team were saying, 'You need to play in Perth,'" Krejza says. He also works in school and private junior coaching. 2011: Makhaya Ntini Five teams India Legends, Australia […] But at training two days before the game, he rolled his ankle during a fielding drill, was helped from the field, and was left to ice a strained ligament as Hauritz was flown in to perform creditably in another big Australian victory. At least he was going to be, but the selector Andrew Hilditch got the shakes upon seeing Krejza taken for 0 for 199 from 31 overs in the last tour game before the Tests. He still shakes his head at the distance in rhetoric between the captain, Nielsen, and the selector on duty, Greg Chappell. 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. All Rights Reserved. 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. He played for the Tasmanian Tigers and Leicestershire. 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.". But by that stage, the vigorous hip twisting in Krejza's action was starting to add up to an inescapable conclusion. "The wind would be going really strong as I'm about to bowl the ball and then it would stop, so I'd start the ball on off stump and it wouldn't drift, but then the next ball would drift big and go outside off stump, because the wind would just blow it outside off stump. Then in Tassie it was green, so it would just be seaming around...", One fast, one slow: Krejza with state and national team-mate Doug Bollinger at the Taj Mahal on the 2008 tour of India Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, 17 Dec, 2020 The big thing for Krejza now is to adjust to [Australian] wickets that don't turn. Krejza also had talks with South Australia because of Adelaide Oval's propensity to take spin - though they were then home to the twin spin of Dan Cullen and Cullen Bailey. As it was, he kept churning them out for Queensland, Essex, Lancashire and Derbyshire until 2009. Glenn Maxwell Ask anyone why Maxwell has not played more Test cricket and fingers will be pointed at his ability to weather storms of short-pitched bowling. Move states. He is gratified to learn that, this year, Cricket Australia contract discussions now offer omitted players a formal chance for feedback. "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. However, he only played one Test after that and also featured during the ICC World Cup 2011. 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. His subsequent omission, particularly on the 2013 and 2015 Ashes tours, appeared to have more to do with an Australian obsession with extreme pace than logic. "That's what it felt like anyway, particularly how quick it was and the lack of communication afterwards - the phone went dead. 1 spinner again and say, 'This is my spot.' 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. "It was ten or so years ago, so I've definitely made my peace with it," Krejza says. It was very much 'Go under two an over.'  His nickname is Krazy. Krejza, of course, did get one more Test than Casson or McGain, and a World Cup too. Told by captain and coach to bowl defensively; criticised by a selector for bowling too defensively. "But watching him when he first started was really frustrating for me because the amount of times he'd be brought on at perfect times, and particularly coming on to bowl to the tail a lot. "Some batters would sit on the back foot and play me off the pitch, or then people started really attacking. 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