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Virat Kohli’s rotation policy has benefited pace bowlers: Mohammed Shami

Indian cricket team pacer Mohammed Shami, along with Umesh Yadav has said that pace bowlers have benefited from Virat Kohli’s rotation policy, stating that it gives them rest across all formats.

india vs new zealand 2017 Updated: Oct 28, 2017 12:00 IST
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Mohammed Shami has hailed Virat Kohli’s rotation policy as it gives pacers rest across all formats.(AFP)

India pacer Mohammed Shami said he has benefited from Virat Kohli’s rotation policy.

“I fully support Kohli’s rotation policy. It gives rest to players like me to get ready not only for Tests but across all formats,” Shami said.

Shami was part of India’s five-match ODI series against Australia and featured in the Bengaluru ODI where he returned wicketless.

The Bengal pacer bagged a match haul of eight wickets in their innings win over Chhattisgarh in Raipur in the Ranji Trophy.

Along with Shami, Umesh Yadav has also endorsed the rotation policy of the current Indian cricket team.

Umesh earlier lauded skipper Kohli’s rotational policy for fast bowlers, stating that using a select group of pacers for Tests and limited-over format helps them stay fresh throughout the year.

“I think it’s good for the fast bowlers. If you continuously play Test cricket, it’s a lot of load for a fast bowler. Playing in sub-continental conditions is very tough. Slow wicket, no pace and bounce. It’s very hard for the fast bowlers to come to one-day cricket with the same intensity,” Umesh said while addressing the media a day ahead of the fifth ODI between India and Australia.

“When you have played a long season, recovery is very crucial. You can play a lot of matches but your fitness can take a hit. There are more chances of injuries and breakdowns. I think the management is doing a good job in balancing our workload.”

First Published: Oct 28, 2017 12:00 IST