ROTATIONAL POLICY

  • Australia shelve rotation policy for Ashes June 25, 2013

    Sydney: Australia are shelving their controversial rotation policy for backtoback Ashes campaigns that are in danger of falling into complete disarray barely two weeks prior to the opening Test against England. Described as "informed player management" by national selector John Inverarity, the policy designed to safeguard key players from burnout has...
  • Cricket Australia in defensive mode against Warne criticism January 29, 2013

    Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has defended the organisation following a scathing attack aimed at them by spin great Shane Warne, who panned the board in a series of Twitter rants. Sutherland added that he was prepared to meet with Warne and discuss the 43yearold's criticism of CA's player...
  • Arthur defends Australia's selection policy January 14, 2013

    Adelaide: Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur has hit back at critics of his rotational selection policy for fast bowlers, saying those who question the system are either "naive" or "stubborn." Arthur was particularly incensed at claims that the rotation, which aims to reduce injuries among the fast bowlers, means Australian...
  • Ian Bell backs England's rotation policy June 21, 2012

    London: Ian Bell has backed England's policy of rotating their bowlers in a bid to combat the draining effects of a gruelling international schedule. With the oneday series against the West Indies already won with a match to spare, England's selectors have opted to rest three of their leading bowlers...
  • Strauss backs England's rotation policy June 12, 2012

    Birmingham: England captain Andrew Strauss has predicted the team will see the benefits of their controversial rotation policy when they put their number one Test ranking on the line against South Africa. Strike bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad were rested from the side that drew a rainruined third Test against...
  • Broad doesn't want to be rested for Edgbaston May 30, 2012

    Edgbaston: Amidst talks that he may be rested for the third Test against the West Indies, young England paceman Stuart Broad has said categorically that he does not want to be rested since he is in the "best nick" of his life. Both England captain Andrew Strauss and the bowling coach...
  • No rift in Team India, says MS Dhoni February 25, 2012

    Sydney: After days of intense speculation, India skipper MS Dhoni has now come out and denied that there is any rift in Team India, claiming there are no differences between him and Virender Sehwag. It had appeared that the rotation policy adopted by the Indian management in the ongoing triseries was...
  • DRS: Why are we averse to change? February 24, 2012

    CNNIBN EditorInChief Rajdeep Sardesai asks why we are reluctant to the accept the idea that the seniors are being rotated, in the light of the uproar caused by MS Dhoni's comments on the issue. ...
  • DRS: Why are we averse to change? February 24, 2012

    Hello and welcome once again to DRS where I, in a freewheeling manner, talk about issues relating to the world of cricket. And what would cricket be without controversies? The latest of course, being reports of a rift in the team. Between Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the one side and...
  • Team manager denies DhoniSehwag rift February 24, 2012

    Sydney: After the BCCI, now the India team manager has denied there is any rift in the Indian team, rubbishing speculation over differences between MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag on the reasons for following the muchdiscussed rotation policy adopted by the Indian management. Even as reports came in that the BCCI...
  • Dhoni, Sehwag set to bury their differences February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed, the verbal spat between MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag is soon going to be a thing of the past. The BCCI, the cricket governing body in India, has reportedly asked its secretary Sanjay Jagdale to mediate between the two players. Both players are...
  • Dhoni's moves are logical: Akram February 23, 2012

    Hobart: Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram has backed Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's controversial rotation policy, saying that there is "good reason" behind the move as senior players are either "not in his control" or they have become a "liability". Dhoni's remarks about senior players being slow fielders has triggered speculation...
  • Chappell, Hayden back India's rotational policy February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Backing India's muchtalked about rotational policy, Australian greats Greg Chappell and Matthew Hayden on Monday emphasised on the need to be a good fielder to survive in modernday cricket. Chappell and Hayden expressed their views a day after India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said seniors like Sachin Tendulkar and...
  • Dhoni dig at senior players shows dissension February 20, 2012

    Brisbane: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's public dig at senior players like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag has evoked sharp reactions and is seen as an indication of smouldering dissensions within the team. After yet another bad day on the field which resulted in a crushing 110run defeat for his team...
  • Rotating top 3 because they are slow: Dhoni February 19, 2012

    Brisbane: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni backed the team's rotation policy for the top order, saying the top three batsmen were not playing each game because they are slow on the field. Dhoni explained the reasons why Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir are not playing all the games together,...
  • 'Rotation mustn't affect team interests' February 17, 2012

    Noida: Former India pacer Javagal Srinath has no qualms with national cricket team management's newlyintroduced rotation policy, as long as it does not affect the team's interest. "Rotation is a good thing, but it should not happen at the cost of the team's interest. If someone is performing well, like Gautam...
  • Ganguly lends support to rotation policy February 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Former skipper Sourav Ganguly Friday came out in defence of the muchdebated rotation policy adopted by the India team in the ongoing triseries in Australia, saying it would help the players to be 'mentally fresh' before the final stages of the tournament. "It's a good thing and should happen. It...
  • Can India make it three from three? February 13, 2012

    Adelaide: There was a general consensus after India's uplifting win over Australia on Sunday that despite his heroics in the end, MS Dhoni left it too late for comfort. But the end result backtoback wins in the CB series will spur India on to make it three in...
  • Gambhir backs rotation policy February 13, 2012

    Adelaide: Indian opener Gautam Gambhir says India's memorable fourwicket win over Australia in their oneday international had vindicated the team's controversial rotation policy. India's decision to rotate openers through the series saw champion batsman Sachin Tendulkar miss the Adelaide match on Sunday, denying him another chance to score his 100th international...
  • Hussey backs Aus rotational policy February 12, 2012

    Adelaide: Rested from Sunday's triseries ODI against India, veteran Australian batsman Mike Hussey said he would have preferred to be in the squad but can understand that there is "a bigger picture to look at". "I would much prefer to be playing in today's onedayer against India rather than watching the...
  • Lee not in favour of rotation policy for pacers January 21, 2012

    Melbourne: Veteran pacer Brett Lee has warned Cricket Australia against the temptation to "baby" the nation's fast bowlers with a rotation system that was designed to protect them from injury, saying the selectors' job was to pick the best players to spearhead the Test attack. "I'm here or there with the...
  • 'Bowling rotation need of the hour' January 19, 2012

    Melbourne: Fast bowlers must embrace Cricket Australia's new rotation policy if they desire to last long in Test cricket, a leading coach has suggested even as some feel that the idea is still a grey area in Australian cricket. Allister de Winter, who was narrowly beaten by Craig McDermott to...
  • Siddle may be rested for Adelaide Test January 17, 2012

    Perth: Impressive paceman Peter Siddle may be rested for the fourth and final Test against India at Adelaide as per Cricket Australia's rotation policy, a media report speculated on Tuesday. Since the Adelaide pitch is likely to assist spinners, Nathan Lyon is expected to come back into the side, with young...