ENGvsIND: Joe Root ready to say goodbye to the much-debated Rotation Policy of ECB

ENGvsIND: Joe Root ready to say goodbye to the much-debated Rotation Policy of ECB.

ENGvsIND: England’s red-ball skipper Joe Root says the time has come that we now move past the rotation policy to field the strongest possible squad against India in upcoming India vs England five games Test series and the Ashes.

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) introduced a rotation policy for their cricketers to have ample opportunities to rest in between the tours, however, the policy backfired as England did not appear with a full-strength English squad against India in the Test series earlier this year.

India comfortably thrashed the visitors by 2-1 which threw England out of the contention for the World Test Championship final.

The new cycle of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-2023 will begin with England vs India five games test series, starting August 4 in Nottingham.

“We are coming into a period of time now where rest and rotation is put behind us,” Root said to ESPNcricinfo.

“Hopefully, if everyone is fit, we are going to have our best team available for what is to follow. That’s really exciting and something I’m very much looking forward to.”

England’s rotation policy forced the board to send Jos Buttler back home after the first three test matches. Jonny Bairstow and Mark Wood were not allowed to feature in the first two tests against India due to the same policies.

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Skipper Joe Root is now confident enough to field all the strong players if they are all fit enough.

“We have ten very hard Test matches against two brilliant opposition coming up but it is a great opportunity for us to play some strong cricket and if everyone is fit and available we will have a good team ourselves.”

He also suggested that they will have their strongest possible side for the upcoming two test series against India and Australia.

The red ball English skipper said that watching the ICC WTC Final and being a part of that are two different feelings. The side is now focused to do well and reach there.

“Watching the WTC final and not being part of it, it makes you want to be a part of something quite special like that. We have an opportunity now to go a bit further and better than we did the first time out. I’m looking forward to hopefully starting well with a full squad of players to pick from.”

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ENGvsIND: Joe Root ready to say goodbye to the much-debated Rotation Policy of ECB.