Monday, February 13, 2012

Gambhir back India's rotation plan

Adelaide:13th feb.
Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir says India's excellent four-wicket win over Australia in their one-day international had corrected the team's contentious rotation policy.

India's decision to rotate openers during the series saw master batsman Sachin Tendulkar missed the Adelaide match on Sunday. deny him another chance to score his 100th international century.The decision to go around players has angered the likes of Indian great Sunil Gavaskar, who believe the best team should always take the field.

However, Tendulkar's absence enables Gambhir to return to the side to partner Virender Sehwag at the top of the order and he twisted a man-of-the-match performance with 92 from 111 balls.Gambhir said a busy playing plan meant rotating players was a valid part of international cricket, adding that the Indians were blessed with the playing depth to profit from the tactic.

The total of cricket we play it is always main to rotate players and keep them fresh, he said on Sunday.

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