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Selectors looking to rest Indian test bowlers for Eng ODIs

Some time ago bowlers were dealt with as “workhorses” and made to keep running in each race till they “fell” because of effort or a profession undermining damage. That culture, however, looks set to change. TImes of India has learnt that India may “rest” nearly their whole Test knocking down some pins assault for the restricted overs arrangement against England in January one year from now.

The arrangement contains three One-Day Internationals and the same number of Twenty20 Internationals, with the primary ODI on January 15 in Pune.

It implies that England’s ODI experts can breathe a sigh of relief in the prospect that Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav, who’ve all performed exceptionally in the on-going Test arrangement against England, may not bowl to them by any stretch of the imagination. Aside from Yadav, the other three were refreshed for the ODI arrangement against New Zealand as well.


After the restricted overs recreations against England, India play against Bangladesh in a coincidental Test, and afterward Australia in a four-Test at home, and it is obvious they need to keep their best bowlers fit and new for then.

The approach of turning the bowlers was initially utilized by Cricket Australia to safeguard its seamers over the long haul, and it now appears to have been received by India as well. The man behind this move, one comprehends, is the Indian mentor Anil Kumble. Amid the initial segment of his epic profession, Kumble and his then associate, seamer Javagal Srinath, played practically every diversion for India in both the ODIs and Tests.

“During our last tour to England in 2014, Ed Smith remarked that one of the English pacers should’ve been rested for the third Test. When Atherton asked him ‘who’, he said that it doesn’t matter. It’s about resting one of these guys, because a fresher pacer would’ve added more value to the team. It was an interesting point, and it’s started to happen now. In that series, Varun Aaron was impressive in the last two Tests, because he was the freshest amongst all the Indian pacers. So, this has become reality of our times,”



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