Wadekar feels it's a good time to rest seniors now

Published: Saturday, August 14, 2010, 11:38 [IST]
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'Seniors need rest before World Cup'

Former Indian captain Ajit Wadekar feels that it is a good time now to rest some current Indian senior players ahead of the World Cup 2011 to be held in the sub-continent.

Wadekar, who led the Indian team to the semi-finals of the 1996 World Cup, said, "There is still time for the World Cup, but the time to start resting and rotating players is now."

"It's time we had a look at the younger players and from what I can see there are some talented players who have emerged from the T20 form of the game," Wadekar told NDTV in the light of a media report which said that a senior member of the squad in Sri Lanka had requested Indian cricket board secretary N Srinivasan to rest some players keeping the World Cup in mind.

The Indian team in Sri Lanka is without the services of fast bowlers Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth, who are out due to injury while Sachin Tendulkar has been rested for the triangular series.

"The seniors need the breaks and you don't have to worry too much about them being away because they have the temperament to come back and perform," said Wadekar.

"If captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his players are tired and need a break, he is absolutely right," said Wadekar.


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