Australia coach Mickey Arthur explains quartet snub

Arthur criticises Australia quartet
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Australia coach Mickey Arthur says that he axed four players from the third Test against India because their behaviour has not matched the 'consistency' of the team.

Australia coach Mickey Arthur has claimed that the four players dropped from the squad for their third Test against India have gone against the team's ethos.

Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja and James Pattinson were axed from the Test in Mohali for failing to provide three points as to how the Aussies can improve their form in the series.

"We believe that those behaviours are not consistent with what we want to do with this team, how we want to take this team to be the best in the world," BBC Sport quotes Arthur as saying.

Australia are currently 2-0 down in the series.

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