Kurtis Patterson is removed as captain of New South Wales after a disappointing Sheffield Shield campaign. With five draws and as many losses throughout the domestic season, the Patterson led NSW ended their dismal season with a wooden spoon.
Patterson has been removed as the team’s captain by New South Wales NSW cricket. After a poor campaign in the just-completed Sheffield Shield. Patterson, who had coached the Blues the previous two seasons. It was benched in the 2022–23 season’s last game after NSW went the entire year without a victory.
Notably, the Patterson-led NSW concluded their miserable domestic campaign. With a wooden spoon after playing 10 games and recording five draws and as many losses. Additionally, it was the first time since the 1938–1939 season. That the club went the entire season without recording a victory.
After firing Phil Jaques in November, NSW named Greg Shipperd. As their new head coach in the midst of a forgettable season. Shipperd recognized the team’s unsuccessful season and the dismissal of captain Patterson while claiming that the choice will let him to concentrate on his batting.
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Kurtis’ tenure as captain is taken into account by NSW coach Shipperd: ‘It was team first and him Second’
Greg Shipperd, the head coach of NSW, shared his opinions on Kurtis Patterson’s time as captain after Patterson was fired. Because he has learned certain aspects about the former captain’s hitting that he will be focusing on, he thinks that stepping down as captain will help him perform better as a batter. Additionally, Kurtis will be able to revert to his best former batting performance with the aid of playing time.
“That was a disappointing finish to the season for Kurtis. I have had contact with him today. We have identified some areas of his game and thinking. Losing the captaincy will allow him to concentrate on performing at his best,”Shipperd was quoted .
“You can get consumed by captaincy and he gave it a terrific shot I’ve got to say while I was there, it was team first and him second. We can flip that balance around next season and make sure we get him back playing as well as he’s ever played,”he added.
The 30 year old Southpaw had a terrible season’s finale with the bat, scoring only 417 runs in 16 innings at a pitiful average of 29.78.
The Blues’ 2023–24 roster was officially unveiled on Monday, May 8 by NSW Cricket. The team includes players like Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, and David Warner among others, however Daniel Sams chose to pursue cricket possibilities with international franchises.
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