Oz selectors against resting key players ahead of World Cup: Chappell

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

ADELAIDE - Australia’s full-time selector Greg Chappell has said that key players such as Shane Watson and Brett Lee would continuing participating in the ongoing ODI series against England, at least until the team wraps up the series.

Australia currently leads the seven-match series 3-0.

“We certainly want to keep them fresh, but we also want to keep building the winning feeling. No doubt it would be good for the group to go into the World Cup with a very successful series behind us,” the Age quoted Chappell, as saying.

“So, there will be a whole range of factors [that] will come into discussions when we’re picking various teams.”

“First thing we’d like to do is to win the series, then if we get an opportunity to give some experience to other players and we can afford to give one of these guys or both of them a rest then that’s fine. [But] it’s not part of our plan at this moment,” he added.

Australia will start their World Cup campaign against Zimbabwe on February 21. (ANI)

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