Former England captain Michael Vaughan has once again questioned the English team-management’s rotation policy as Joe Root’s men endured yet another batting collapse in the ongoing fourth Test against India.
England’s much-talked-about rotation-policy has come under the scanner in the past few weeks as the visitors fell to soul-crushing defeats in the second and third Test.
With this being a hectic year for England where they were scheduled to play as many 17 Tests apart from the all-important T20 World Cup and other white-ball assignments, the management had decided to rotate their all-format players during the winter tours of Sri Lanka and India.
Jos Buttler went home after the first Test, Jonny Bairstow missed out on the first two Tests before he returned for the last two matches while Moeen Ali returned home after featuring in the second Test in Chennai.
Many former England cricketers have criticized the management for not prioritizing the Test series in India and the criticism has intensified as Joe Root’s men started getting mauled by the Indians.
With England on the brink of yet another demoralizing defeat in Ahmedabad, Michael Vaughan, who has been a staunch critic of the rotation policy, once again questioned the management’s decision.
“Just a reminder that England will be at full strength for all the T20 s & all players available for the whole IPL … Why did England choose to rotate so much in Test cricket against the best in the world ?????? #INDvENG” wrote Michael Vaughan on Twitter.
Just a reminder that England will be at full strength for all the T20 s & all players available for the whole IPL … Why did England choose to rotate so much in Test cricket against the best in the world ?????? #INDvENG
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 6, 2021
Meanwhile, England are struggling to avert an innings defeat in the fourth Test against India. After having conceded a 160-run-lead after the culmination of the first two innings, the visitors have lost their first four wickets for a mere 30 runs.
At the time of writing this article, England were 4/46 in the 19 overs with skipper Joe Root holding the fort for the visitors.