The idea of an 'icon' player didn't work.
It was unwise to pay too much for single cricketing skills.
Indian players cost more than foreign players for comparable skills.
Wicket-keepers are not so valuable in T20.
Bowling all-rounders might be more valuable than batting all-rounders.
Likely match-winners were paid more.
Young and fit all-rounders offer the greatest value.
Gamble on youth, and on Australians.