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Is Australia's rotation policy contentious?

January 21, 2013 11:44 IST

Former national chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns has said he is bemused by Australia's 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 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 in a One-day International at the Gabba on Friday.

The decision to rotate fast bowlers through the Test series against South Africa and Sri Lanka was criticised by several former players, and has escalated during the One-day series with even batsmen Michael Clarke 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.

Source: ANI