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Friday, 7 December 2018

Cricket legend rips modern-day player rotation


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Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has slammed Western Australia’s decision to ‘rest’ Ashton Agar, despite having bowled just 30 overs so far this season.

Agar was poised to be in the Warriors side against Victoria but was omitted from the final XI prior to the contest.

Despite Warriors coach Adam Voges defending the decision to rest the 25-year-old, Chappell slammed the modern-day rotation of players.

“It’s madness,” Chappell exclusively told Wide World of Sports.

“If you're a cricketer, surely the best way to improve as a cricketer is to play.

Chappell urged players to take their health into their own hands and to assume control over whether they play or not.

“I don't know whether the players have any input over whether they play or not, but if they don't have any, they should start putting their foot down,” he said.

“If they want to play, they should start telling the administrators, 'I want to play mate, now go jump in the lake'.”

Agar is expected to be ready for the start of the Perth Scorchers' BBL campaign, with last season's semi-finalists to set begin their campaign with a clash against the Melbourne Renegades on Decemer 20.

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has slammed Western Australia’s decision to ‘rest’ Ashton Agar, despite having bowled just 30 overs so far this season.

Agar was poised to be in the Warriors side against Victoria but was omitted from the final XI prior to the contest.

Despite Warriors coach Adam Voges defending the decision to rest the 25-year-old, Chappell slammed the modern-day rotation of players.

“It’s madness,” Chappell exclusively told Wide World of Sports.

“If you're a cricketer, surely the best way to improve as a cricketer is to play.

Chappell urged players to take their health into their own hands and to assume control over whether they play or not.

“I don't know whether the players have any input over whether they play or not, but if they don't have any, they should start putting their foot down,” he said.

“If they want to play, they should start telling the administrators, 'I want to play mate, now go jump in the lake'.”

Agar is expected to be ready for the start of the Perth Scorchers' BBL campaign, with last season's semi-finalists to set begin their campaign with a clash against the Melbourne Renegades on Decemer 20.

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