Shane Warne has taken to Twitter and called an impending decision by the Victorian state side that might have Test Match implications disgraceful.
Earlier in the week, Cricket Australia announced a 14-member squad that will take on India in the first two test matches of the summer at Adelaide and Perth which included two debutants, Marcus Harris and Chris Tremain.
Word has come out of the Australian camp that Harris is all set to make his Test debut and will take the opening slot alongside his state-mate Aaron Finch on December 6 at Adelaide.
But supposedly, in a Sheffield Shield game, Australia's domestic red ball competition, for Victoria Finch is set to bat in the middle order which has rubbed Shane Warne the wrong way.
The former Aussie leg-spinner feels that the decision to not play Finch alongside Harris as an opener is a disgrace and lacks common sense especially because the pair will come out to open in the biggest game of the Australian summer a week from the domestic fixture.
Just read @AaronFinch5 will not be opening in the shield game this week with Harris, but a week later they will open together for Aust against India. This is a disgrace by Vic & must be fixed before the game- can we please have common sense back into cricket in this country ! ?— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 25, 2018
Have we forgotten what shield cricket is for in this country ? To produce test players. Shield cricket should also be the place to learn how to play the game the right way-so when you’re picked for Aust you’re ready. Vics have it wrong and should do what’s best for Aust - end of— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 25, 2018
The series against India will be Australia's first test series at home since the 'Sandpaper Gate' incident at Cape Town earlier this year.