England head coach suggests that rotation policy will continue for Ashes.
England head coach Chris Silverwood suggested that his side might continue to go with the rotation policy for the upcoming test series. England and Australia have slated Ashes later this year. England’s rotation policy came under the scanner of criticism as many deserving players missed out on the test series due to the policy.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Jhonny Bairstow was rested for the first two test games however he might field his shadow in the last two test games. Bairstow recorded three ducks in the four test innings and joined Shane Warne in the list of most ducks in India. Moeen Ali performed well with both bat and ball, however, he flew back home as suggested by England’s rotation policy.
“We want to keep our players fit, fine and sound. We want them to be fresh
on the park when they come in,” Chris Silverwood said.
“I don’t think it’s acceptable to push somebody until they break and then try and pick them up. We have to make the intervention before anybody does break so we can get them back in an England shirt quicker.”
“We want our player to be connected to their families. They miss their families and vice versa. We can’t bring their families here and in these conditions, we want them to be with their families. From a well-being point of view, it is extremely important to meet families on regular basis.”
Is this rotation policy going to continue for the Ashes?
Silverwood gently said that they will keep taking the consents of the medical team for each and every player. The rotation policy will be intact till then. We have to look after them and we have to be in our best for that.
England faced severe backlash as it continued its rotation policy in India. Resting the key players, former England cricket Kevin Peterson said that it will be unfair for India if England does not field their best eleven in the field.