December 8, 2011

Cricket

The problem with a rotation policy

Siddhartha Talya

In the Guardian, Mike Selvey says a rotation policy, something Mickey Arthur, the new coach of Australia, has supported, may not go down with those players who want to play and see being part of a playing XI as a challenge.

I think that for all the superficial way in which players will buy into the system, there will be, lurking beneath the surface, a resentment. Winning a place in an international side is a challenging thing, and once there performance is everything. Membership of a team should never be a sinecure, or a meal ticket.

Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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