Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) high performance manager Pat Howard feels that its rotation policy will help strengthen the Test side rather than compromise on performance. Howard says CA aims to carefully manage the workload of individual players at a time when Australian cricket was being affected by injuries to key players due to an overdose of cricket.
All-rounder Shane Watson, paces Pat Cummins, James Pattinson and Mitchell Johnson are all out with injuries while speedster Ryan Harris and batsman Shaun Marsh have only recovered from their own ailments.
"It's a series-by-series decision. It's not rotating every Test, that's not what we're trying to do. To coin a phrase by (selector) John Inverarity: Stable but not staggered," Howard was quoted as saying by The Age.