He's got very good flight, drift and drop, he puts a lot of overspin on the ball and gets a lot of turn. 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. 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. 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. I was taken aback, I went into the back room and cried. That's an interesting stat," Krejza says. Krejza has decided to move into coaching and will be over at Sydney. It was far from an easy time to be a new man in the dressing room. Intriguingly, Krejza's figures stand up well against those of Lyon at last year's ODI World Cup in England (three wickets at 60.33, 5.32 runs per over), where he had a similar commission. Former England captain and renowned commentator Michael Vaughan has questioned the selection of Fawad Alam in place of Shadab Khan. Jason Krejza - WikiMili If I'm bowling straight it's going to be really hard for them to hit through the off side and I'll plug the leg side. "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. "I never thought I was as good as I was," he says. "At the beginning, when I was playing with Stu," Krejza remembers, "I didn't bowl a huge amount. 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. 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. 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. He's become one of the best spinners on the planet," Krejza says. ", Down in Sydney, Greg Matthews fumed. "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. However, he only played one Test after that and also featured during the ICC World Cup 2011. Krejza remembers the match as much for the on-field debates as for South Africa's record chase. 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. India v Australia, 3rd Test, Feroz Shah Kotla, 5th day. Big men, and hard to feel like they'd put their arm around you. ... 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. Can he defend? 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. 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. India won the match by 172 runs, but Krejza became one of the only eight bowlers to … Krejza, eager for more chances, decided he too would make a move - albeit to a Tasmania set-up that was flirting with grassy pitches and a seamer-heavy approach to winning Shield games. "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. There's feeling nervous, there's what people do to debutants - they really get stuck into them. "But there'll be moments when I still wonder, 'Why didn't that pan out the way I really wanted it to pan out?'. Date Name Team(s) played (years) Age Notes Ref. 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. 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. "With time and given the opportunity, we will see a real Test player coming out of him,'' he said. 2011: Sanath Jayasuriya: Mumbai Indians (2008–2010): 41: Did not return after being unsold in 2011 auction. "I remember going into the change rooms and saying to Tim Nielsen, 'Punter's not listening to me,'" Krejza says, "and he said, 'I don't know mate, you've got to go and talk to him.' 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. "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. 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. ... with his place taken by Jason Krejza … But after that, things went downhill, my body went downhill, so I probably wouldn't have been around that much longer anyway.". I kept getting high fives throughout the whole World Cup whenever I did that - it was 'Well done, you played your role.'". "Now it's a matter of learning how to use those skills and when to use them. Krejza last played representative cricket in early 2013 and has been on the sidelines since. I didn't bowl that quickly, I was only around the 80-85kph mark. 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. 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. But under the glare of Test-match attention, Ponting demurred. The legends of cricket who have hung their boots are coming out of the retirement. The committee tried spinners like Jason Krejza, Jon Holland, Nathan Hauritz, Xavier Doherty, and Steve O’ Keefe. "Beau Casson was one I really felt for. ", Colin Miller, a wise voice on spin in Australia, gave a glowing but reasoned assessment. He still shakes his head at the distance in rhetoric between the captain, Nielsen, and the selector on duty, Greg Chappell. As much as the Nagpur haul was only a few weeks behind him, Krejza felt a nagging pressure to recover as quickly as possible. Jason John Krejza (born 14 January 1983) is a former Australian cricketer. Move states. Life for Australian cricket has been difficult since 2007. Even McGain (who we won’t say a word against ) will be a debutant. Matt King / © Getty Images, "I was like, 'Oh man, that's such good captaincy, I wish that was happening when I was bowling.'". 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. © PA Photos. 2011: Makhaya Ntini Tributes have poured in from across the globe as Brett Lee announced his retirement from international cricket. Dropped for the Gabba. "Some batters would sit on the back foot and play me off the pitch, or then people started really attacking. The offspinner who took a dozen wickets on debut against India 12 years ago looks back at how it all went downhill from there. But by that stage, the vigorous hip twisting in Krejza's action was starting to add up to an inescapable conclusion. How do you deny a bloke who took 12 wickets in one of the best debuts this country's seen?" 1 spinner again and say, 'This is my spot.' Krejza toiled through 49 overs for a solitary wicket in Perth against South Africa in 2008 Certainly Krejza was better aware of the challenge the batsmen presented to him. 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. Noting the shape of the shot and the firm hands of the batsman, Krejza wanted the fielder moved. A debut in Nagpur. Krejza is best remembered for taking a total of 12 wickets on Test debut in 2008 against India. May 22, 2012 4,253. How Australia’s spin resources have – well – evaporated. Alam, 34, made a comeback into the … They condemned the "spin cycle" policy of constant rotation of Australia's tweakers since the retirement of Shane Warne two years ago. Dropped over a phone call at the airport the night the game finished. I just wasn't sure what I could've done. Ankle injury in Adelaide. 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.". Even so, those moments where he catches himself remembering will always be tinged with questions, as well as with wonder. 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.". There was just that whole fear of stopping what you love doing.". Wow. "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. "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.". "He was saying, 'What was that, why were you bowling so negative?' Looking back, I still feel it was a loose shot as I tried to play Jason Krejza against the turn. 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. 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