Oz bowling coach says form should dictate quick selection, not rotation

Sydney: Australia bowling Coach Ali de Winter has rejected national selector John Inverarity’s assertion that rotation of fast bowlers is a reality these days, saying form and fitness of a player needs to be sorted out by keeping him in the team not outside.

“I certainly don`t think there`s anything in place to see us rotating bowlers. Form and fitness are the two things that are pretty central to how players will or won`t get selected,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted De Winter, as saying.

“If players are fit and healthy and are pulling through games quite well and recovering well there`s no reason in my mind that they should be managed out of the team,” he added.

The mixed messages from the bowling coach and the national selector come 16 days away from the start of the first of six Tests this summer, against top-ranked South Africa at the Gabba, when that latest cricket catchword rotation will at least have no bearing.