Bichel picks Aussie side
ANDY Bichel will kick-start his role as a national selector this week after the Argus Review recommended sweeping changes to the selection process of Australian cricketers.
Laidley-born Bichel was quietly confident of his role as a national selector and said change to the process was long established before the current tour of South Africa.
Bichel said he was looking forward to being able to contribute on the selection panel with his specialty knowledge of bowling, with one of his co-selectors, Rod Marsh, also applying his vast knowledge in wicket keeping/batting.
"Obviously my part will be from the bowling side of things and will complement the group as a whole," Bichel said.
"I will be specialising in bowling and T20."
Bichel said he hoped to bring the same sort of winning culture to the Australian team as Darren Lehmann has brought to the Queensland Bulls so far this season.
"It's about getting a group of people who can contribute to the right team environment," he said.
Bichel said the upcoming Australia A match against New Zealand at Alan Border Oval would provide a timely chance to have a look at younger players in the ranks of Australian cricket.