Madison to play tour match against Pakistan with Australia A team
Before this, Glenn Maxwell also did not play the third T20 against Pakistan due to mental stress.
Dainik BhaskarNov 09, 2019, 01:49 PM IST Sports Desk. Australian batsman Nick Madison has refused to play a tour match against Pakistan due to poor mental health. On Saturday, Australia A team coach Graeme Hick gave information about this. However, Madison informed Cricket Australia in writing on Friday. Madison has played three Tests for Australia in 2016. Even then once he became mentally unwell and for that reason withdrew from the team. A few days ago Glenn Maxwell withdrew from the Australian team on similar grounds.
For the second time, Brakes made his Test debut for Australia in 2016 after a good performance in domestic cricket. He also played three Tests. But, immediately after that he started struggling with mental problems. In early 2017, he took a break on this basis. In 2018, he made a comeback. Due to his good performance, he was selected in the Australian A team. This team has to play a three-day tour match against Pakistan. Before this, Nick withdrew from the team.
Better than silence, Cricket Australia issued a statement after the matter of truth was revealed. "Madison has taken the right decision and we support it," said Graeme Hick, coach of the Australian A team. "It is a work of bravery." Nick kept telling the truth instead of remaining silent. He must first take care of his mental health. ”Nick, now the dropped Ashes series batsman Cameron Bencraft, has been selected in the Australian A team. He will play in this match starting on Monday.
Maxwell also took a brief break from cricket by Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell on indefinite leave. He made this decision in view of mental health problems. Maxwell scored 62 off 28 balls in the first three T20s against Sri Lanka. With the help of his innings, the Australian team won by 134 runs. D'Arcy Short was included in the squad for the last match against Sri Lanka in place of Maxwell. Cricket.com AU quoted Cricket Australia psychologist Dr Michael Lloyd as saying, "Maxwell is experiencing some mental health difficulties. For this reason he will be away from cricket for a few days."