Ian Botham criticises England rotation policy called Absolute garbage
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- England’s rotation policy has long been criticized
- Many former veteran cricketers have targeted this policy.
- Now England’s Ian Botham has taken a jibe at the policy
The rotation policy of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has been in the news for quite some time. While many former cricketers strongly criticized the policy, many also supported it. It was said that in the World Test Championship, England had to bear the brunt for following the policy and the team could not reach the final. Now former England all-rounder Ian Botham has flouted his country’s rotation policy and called it garbage. Not only this, Botham got angry and even abused him.
‘Are you choosing the right players?’
Ian Botham wrote in the Daily Mail that I am not sure that we are picking the right players. Rotation, I think is the biggest mistake. This is complete garbage. Let me tell you if I was playing and saw someone saying I did well but would have to rest in the next game I wouldn’t have liked it. I say no, I am not doing that. Stay fit and keep bowling.
Let us inform that the rotation policy was introduced to reduce the workload of the players and protect them from mental fatigue while living in a bio-secure environment. However, due to this move, many times England’s key players are not able to play in big matches and series. This is the reason why former cricketers are very angry. Some time ago, many former England cricketers had openly criticized the rotation policy of the England team management. These included the names of former captain Michael Vaughan and Alastair Cook.
What Captain Joe Root has to say
At the same time, England’s Test team captain Joe Root recently revealed that we are now coming to a time where rest and rotation will have to be put behind. Hopefully in the coming times, if anyone is fit, we would prefer to go down with our best team. It’s really exciting and I’m very looking forward to it. We have ten very tough Test matches against two great opponents but it will be a great opportunity for us to play strong cricket,” Root said.
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