Dale Steyn lauds England rotation policy for building an ‘army of amazing cricketers’


Cricket boards across the world have therefore, decided to allow its players to get ample rest, something which England has been doing even before the pandemic situation impacted the sport.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • England’s rotation policy prevents its players to get burnt out in the current scenario
  • England’s rotation policy is slowly building a army of amazing cricketers: Steyn tweeted
  • England will play the third Test against India in Ahmedabad from February 23 at the Sardar Patel Cricket stadium

Former South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has praised England cricket board’s new policy of rotating its players across formats and giving them ample rest as well which according to him, will help it build an “army of amazing cricketers”.

The postponement of international cricket due to COVID and the subsequent resumption has resulted in tournaments and series getting scheduled one after the other in a short span of time which could lead to players getting burnt out due to exhaustion.

Cricket boards across the world have therefore, decided to allow its players to get ample rest, something which England has been doing even before the pandemic situation impacted the sport.

“England’s rotation policy is slowly building a army of amazing cricketers. We may criticize it now, but with 8 ICC tournaments scheduled for the next 8 years (basically 1 a year, so I’m told) they really not gana struggle for international experience when picking teams,” Steyn tweeted in support of the policy.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) rested speedster Jofra Archer and all-rounder Ben Stokes for the Sri Lanka series, while opener Rory Burns was granted paternity leave.

The trio have rejoined the team in India but Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran and Mark Wood will be available only for the last two tests as part of the ECB’s rotation policy.

England will play the third Test against India in Ahmedabad from February 23 at the Sardar Patel Cricket stadium, which is the largest in the world of cricket. The match will be played under lights with pink balls.

The four-match series currently stands level at 1-1 after England won the first Test in Chennai before India bounced back in the second at the same venue last week.





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