Sydney, Dec.19 : Speedster Shaun Tait has said he expects his bowling action to be questioned during the Australian cricket season.
Speedster Shaun Tait has said he expects his bowling action to be questioned during the Australian cricket season.
The visiting New Zealand squad has already made some oblique and accusing statements regarding Tait's action during the ongoing Chappell-Hadlee Trophy one-day series, but the South Australian has said such scrutiny is inevitable.
"It didn't really worry me at all. It was going to be one of those things that was going to come at some point in my career and then disappear, just looking at Brett Lee and Shoaib Akhtar," Fox Sports quoted Tait, as saying.
"Like (New Zealand captain) Daniel Vettori said, blokes bowling 150km/h or over, someone is going to say something about that action at some point. They have and now it's gone."
Lee was reported early in his career for a suspect action, but was subsequently cleared and has not had a problem since, although Dennis Lillee said at the time Lee's action needed monitoring.
Shoaib has been suspended in the past because his action was so bad and it is still not good.
Tait has suffered no such fate; just unfortunate innuendo that can be traced back to the New Zealand coach John Bracewell.
Leading the three-match series 1-0 after Sunday's washout in Sydney, Australia is playing New Zealand in the final match in Hobart on Thursday.
Tait is also keenly anticipating his rematch with Brendon McCullum, the feisty keeper and opener who was unfortunate not to score his maiden one-day century in Adelaide, holing out against Brad Hogg for 96.
"He's a very good player," Tait said of McCullum. (ANI)
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