Not aware of team's selection policy: R Ashwin

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Published: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 12:33 [IST]
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Confusion over India's rotation policy

Adelaide, Feb 12: Team India's rotation policy including Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and also Sachin Tendulkar was again creating confusion with off-spinner R Ashwin on Saturday saying that he was not aware of the team's selection policy.

Ashwin could not come up with a accurate answer when questioned about the rotation policy in the pre-match press conference.

"How do I know about the team's selection policy," Ashwin said.

India's batting line up against Australia on Sunday could see a change in the top order to accomadate youngsters in the middle order, especially Rohit Sharma.

According to the rotation policy, its veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar's turn to sit out, but rumours are that Sachin would be part of the playing eleven, so either Virender Sehwag or Gautam Gambhir would sit

Team media manager, GS Walia said that the team's priority is to qualify for the finals and not rotation policy.

"Rotation doesn't mean that we have to adhere to it without seeing the interest of the team," Walia told reporters on the eve of the match here.

"The first priority is to qualify for the finals," he added.

Skipper MS Dhoni is in favour of the rotation policy but will the team management ask the veteran batsman to sit out of the clash against Australia to play Rohit Sharma.


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