Chris Silverwood, head coach of the England cricket team, has announced that the rotational policy, which has come under intense criticism following the test series defeat against India, will continue into the summer. He further said that key players may be given breaks during the Ashes as well.
The statement has earned him great criticism on social media. Fans were unhappy with the possibility of England not playing their best 11 players during Ashes, considered one of the most prestigious tournaments in cricket.
So basically he is saying that players will be rotated in the Ashes (the pinnacle of the Sport for an England player) so they can be fresh for a $1million+ IPL contact and limited overs cricket. https://t.co/ITZ4Kj36pP— David Langley (@DaiJLangley92) March 7, 2021
How dare he destroy test cricket. If this is his attitude he shouldn’t be in the role. Rotation in the Ashes for crying out loud. https://t.co/q5JhiPyVW1— MJB (@rochdalescouser) March 7, 2021
Scandalous resting players in the Ashes!— Gavin Wright (@GavinWright) March 7, 2021
Pick your best team! Play to win! https://t.co/s4og4o40OX
We’re just becoming a white-ball side aren’t we… we’ll be seeing our lads playing in every franchise over England soon.— Tom Fox (@TomFox1991) March 7, 2021
Rotation is fine, but to the detriment of the Ashes is frankly unacceptable! https://t.co/GjEV4ePla6
India hammered England 3-1 in the recently concluded 4-match test series with England failing to register any real challenge after going up 1-0 up in the series. The batsmen struggled to cope with Indian spinners on turning tracks.
The visiting side also faced criticism for its team selection which they changed frequently without any success.