No decision on Tendulkar's rest: Chappell
"We will decide about him tomorrow (Sunday)," the Aussie coach said.india Updated: Nov 05, 2005 23:25 IST
Team India's coach Greg Chappell said here on Saturday that there was no decision yet on resting star player Sachin Tendulkar.
"There has not been any decision on Sachin yet. We will decide about him tomorrow (Sunday)," Chappell told reporters here, ahead of the fifth tie at the Sardar Patel Gujarat stadium on the outskirts of the city.
Speculation regarding resting Tendulkar were high, as the team has clinched the Videocon series by winning all four games played so far. The former Australian captain, moreover, had insisted on "preserving" the master blaster's talent for the team.
In order to avoid complacency creeping in the team after clinching the seven-match series from Sri Lanka by 4-0, Chappell hinted that all the players of the winning team from the last match might not be retained for Sunday's tie.
"We are looking to win every match. We would give the players as many opportunities as possible. We don't know when we might need the reserve players," said the coach.
Chappell expressed satisfaction on the Indian team's moving up in the International Cricket Council's one-day international (ODI) ratings from the seventh rank to the fourth.
"India was at number seven for a reason, now it is number four for a reason," said Chappell.
First Published: Nov 05, 2005 23:25 IST