Melbourne [Australia], November 17 (ANI): Australia vice-captain Pat Cummins said on Wednesday that the rest and rotation policy is not based solely on “workloads” as there are always “minor injuries” during chain construction.
England and Australia will compete in the five-match Ashes series starting December 8 at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Cummins said the biggest thing about Australia’s squad is the “great consistency of the fast bowlers” so it would not be a problem if someone lost the showpiece competition against England.
“I guess when someone rests it’s usually more than a workload. There are always swallows and minor injuries that we’re experiencing, basically after every Test game,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Cummins.
“The big thing is that we have great stability of fast bowlers. So yes, I don’t think it’s a big problem if someone can’t get up for the test or someone just does a little red-lining. Someone else can slot,” he added.
The Australian fast bowler said he would be surprised to see the Down Under team play “the same four bowlers” throughout the Ashes.
“I would be surprised if the same four bowlers were used for five Tests. It is very rare, especially in the summer of five Test matches.
After registering their first T20 World Cup victory, members of the Australian team landed in the country on Tuesday and potential Test stars flew to Queensland to sit in a mandatory 14-day quarantine ahead of the upcoming Ashes.
Australia, captained by Aaron Finch, beat New Zealand by eight wickets to win the men’s Twenty20 World Cup for the first time. (ANI)