England’s rotational policy helps avoid injury says Tim Bresnan - Cricket News Update
England’s pacer, Tim Bresnan, has acknowledged the rotational policy currently employed by the English management, admitting that the hectic cricketing schedule ahead will take its toll on the players so appropriate rest every now and then will help avoid injuries, while further ensuring optimum performance.
"It's always difficult in training, you are a little bit lethargic but can always get up for game, but if you are not preparing as well as you can that's always to the detriment of the team which suffers," said Bresnan.
He went on to add that he had been saving himself in the training sessions so that he could put his best in the official matches. Bresnan still believes that training is as essential as playing the match itself, therefore players need to concentrate on training along with attaining proper breaks to evade injuries.
The conclusion of the West Indies series is followed by sturdy outings against Australia and South Africa. Keeping this fact in mind; the English management has always been keen to give some of its players much needed rest in a bid to keep them fresh for the upcoming tasks.
Stuart Meaker, the Surrey fast bowler, Warwickshire’s all-rounder, Chris Woakes, and Kent off-spinner James Tredwell were given a chance in the third ODI against West Indies, while Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann and English T20 captain, Stuart Broad were rested. However, the game was eventually called off due to rain.
While the likes of Bresnan and James Anderson have insisted on playing regularly, both understand the benefits of such rotation, which apart from recuperation, further gives other players a chance to perform for the national team.
"I wanted to play at Headingley, but I understand the other side of the coin which says there's a lot of cricket coming up. We're off the back of a lot of cricket, I've bowled a lot of overs and if Andy [Flower] and the medical staff think I looked tired and need a break I respect that decision,” added Bresnan.
The English summer has been effected by rain throughout, but there is still ample cricket to follow as Australia is in England for a five-match One Day series,with the first One Day to be played on June 29th. Later, South Africa will tour England in July for 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and 3 T20s.