‘O’Keefe doesn’t deserve to be part of Australia team’

Steve O’Keefe’s return to the Aussie side has been controversial.

Australian all-rounder John Hastings on Wednesday, has questioned left- arm spinner Steve O’Keefe’s selection in the Test team as he thinks the spinner doesn’t deserve to be playing in the second Test against Bangladesh.

According to Hastings, Victorian bowler Jon Holland was a better replacement than Steve O’Keefe for the injured Josh Hazlewood who has been ruled out of the ongoing two-match Test series after the first match in Mirpur.

“Steve O’Keefe was best man at my wedding so I’m rapt for him, but by all rights he probably doesn’t deserve to be there. He’s suspended by NSW Cricket and he’s over playing for Australia. It’s an interesting one that one,” Hasting said on RSN radio on Wednesday.

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He further added, “I really feel for Dutchy (pacer Jon Holland). I don’t think Holland can do any more than what he has done over the last few years. Last year he was prolific for the Bushrangers.”

“He went up to Darwin (to the camp), got four or five for one in a spell. I honestly don’t know what the selectors could be saying to him, if anything. It’s just unbelievable,” he concluded.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com.