Former national chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns has said he is bemused by Australia's [ Images ] contentious rotation policy and has questioned the overall philosophy of those in charge.
Hohns, who presided over a glorious decade of success between 1996 and 2006, said he didn't agree with the decision to rest players, a plan chairman John Inverarity has even referred to as "informed player management", reports the Sydney [ Images ] Morning Herald.
Hohns is now Queensland chairman of selectors but felt the urge to break ranks and speak his mind after Australia's embarrassing loss to Sri Lanka [ Images ] in a One-day International at the Gabba [ Images ] on Friday.
The decision to rotate fast bowlers through the Test series against South Africa [ Images ] and Sri Lanka was criticised by several former players, and has escalated during the One-day series with even batsmen Michael Clarke [ Images ] and David Warner and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade given time off.
This even prompted host broadcaster Channel Nine to have a crack at Cricket Australia.
As Australia prepares to face Sri Lanka in Sydney on Sunday, Hohns said the selectors needed to look long term.