Same ODI Team… No Rotation Policy!

The Indian selectors decided to, once again, dump the rotation policy that they said they wanted to implement — and have been talking about since around April 2007!

It may be that their collective heads were already spinning from the Team India Test-captain-selection mess — their mess — that they were cleaning up. Given this existing revolution-oriented medical condition and disorientation, they probably did not want to think of rotation at all, even though they had suggested just a week earlier that we would see Rahul Dravid back in the team — thereby suggesting the existence of some revolution-oriented operation.

Was that revolution more of a spin and not rotation, perhaps?

Vengsarkar had said then, that Dravid was only “rested“. “We decided to give him a break. He’s a great player and he will be back soon. Fitness and fielding have become very important in the one-day game so he will have to show it playing for his state [Karnataka].

So, much like the rotation-proclamations ahead of the India-Australia ODI series — when the only thing that rotated was the roulette wheel that paid selectors for the mess they were creating — there was no rotation policy this time either.

India has gone with the same team for the next two ODIs against Pakistan (on Nov 11 and Nov 15). The final ODI of this five-match series will be played on Nov 18th.

— Mohan


7 responses to “Same ODI Team… No Rotation Policy!

  1. Again the Chairman of Selectors has put his foot in the mouth. There is a grudge with Rahul Dravid.

    Dropping Rahul Dravid was disappointing, but the explanations are “stupid” – He is “rested” or “break”. Now, Rahul Dravid has to improve fielding is even more stupid.

    Why the same stringent fielding standards are not applied for Ganguly or RP Singh ?

  2. If it was FITNESS and FIELDING, how did R Powar get on the flight to England just a few weeks ago???!!!!

  3. OOPS!

    I forgot to add the following

    In Tamil Nadu, when you ride in a horse driven JUTKA, the fat ones sit in the front to balance the JUTKA!!!!

  4. Sigh! I wish there was a rotation policy for the selectors. One where you get rotated out and not get back in…

    At least, I wish they can be “rested”….permanently!

  5. Is Michael Hussey the next Bradman ?

  6. Last time I checked, Mike Hussey’s name was still Mike Hussey 🙂

  7. M Hussey is next TO Bradman in test averages!!!!!

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