The legendary Ian Healy has asked Cricket Australia to stop "treating" the country's Test team like a "club" side and advised the selectors to show faith in the embattled players who are bearing the brunt after suffering two heavy defeats in India.
"These players are the best we have and they need to know the selectors love them. It's time Cricket Australia stopped treating the Australian Test team like a club side," Healy said.
The former wicketkeeper-batsman said the selectors had been making the same mistakes as the dark days of the mid-1980s, before Lawrie Sawle, Greg Chappell and Bob Simpson adopted a new policy.
"They started to select players based on character; men such as Geoff Marsh, Dean Jones and Steve Waugh. And once those players felt comfortable, they found some form at that level.