Yep arrogance and overall work ethic is a real concern. It seems most cricketers are happy to remain in the side. They are not setting bigger goals for themselves than staying in the side. Ryad is a good example of how you can remain in the side without having much impact in the overall outcome of the game. When players are asked about records they say we don't look into those things but in fact every cricketer should look into his own record to identify if he is managing the returns that he is capable of. For example Tamim hit two centuries in England... how many since then? Why is his average in limited overs cricket so poor? What has he done to improve this aspect? Players need to be able to do a bit of introspection without being satisfied with meager returns.
Another problem we have is that our performances tend to fall away rapidly at ages 30+
This is a concern because 15 years of cricket and we still do not have senior figures like Mahela or Sanga or a Hussey to guide the batting. We need to find out why this is happening as we find ourselves saying goodbye to Razzak's career. Why aren't players able to kick on at an older age?
Get well Bruce