New Delhi: Spin-wizard Shane Warne slammed Australian coach Darren Lehmann and selector Mark Waugh after team's ouster from ICC World Twenty20 in the group stages.
The legendary leg spinner thinks that keeping out Aaron Finch and John Hastings of playing XI at various points during the the coveted tournament cost Australia dearly.
"Our selection was wrong ... We messed around with it too much rather than sticking with what's been a proven formula," Warne told cricket.Com.Au.
Warne believes Finch and David Warner would have been a better choice to open the batting for Australia.
"It upset the balance of the team. Those two guys had been batting together for a long time. They have done well in Twenty20, they've done well in one-day cricket. Suddenly they got split up.
"That Finch-Warner partnership, it's an intimidatory factor before a ball was bowled and people would have worried about Finch and Warner,” Warne said.
India knocked Australia out the tourney by beating them by six wickets in cliffhanger at Mohali.
Warne also believes that Hastings would have been a better choice than Josh Hazlewood in knock-out games against heavy weights Pakistan and India.
"Hastings is a better option in a Twenty20 game because of his yorkers. We saw him in the Big Bash bowl his yorkers, he's just about the best we have. We were one-dimensional by not playing Hastings all the time."
(With PTI inputs)