Former Black Cap Morrison questions Kiwi team rotation policy

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

HAMILTON - Former New Zealand cricketer John Morrison has questioned the current selection committee’s rotation policy in the wake of the team losing 13 of its last 14 one-day internationals.

Morrison said that the constant chopping and changing the starting lineup would not stop their current form slump.

Morrison, who played 17 tests for New Zealand between 1974 and 1982, says the side is running out of time to get settled before the World Cup begins later this month.

The New Zealand Herald quoted him, as saying: “The key to any side, even beyond cricket, is to be settled and to know where you are playing. The great cricket sides have always had very set batting orders. I still don’t have a fix on what the hell they want.”

He added: “I’m not a fan of it at all because I think the key here, and it showed yesterday again, is to try and get your best top order and middle order settled. Give them as much practice as possible.”

The Black Caps have used 15 players in the opening four matches and more changes are expected for the must-win fifth ODI in Hamilton tomorrow.

Pakistan have used 14 players in the series but eight of those have played in all four games compared to six Black Caps. (ANI)

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