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Dhoni calls for rotation policy
Wednesday 31 August 2011

The tour to England hasn’t been kind to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys. And the Indian skipper conceded that the players were overworked as he called for a rotation policy to give them rest.

India lost six regular players Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Ishant Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan due to injuries in the four-match Test series which India lost 0-4 and Dhoni hinted that the hectic schedule had exhausted the players.

"We will have to rotate. It's important that players get rest. Raina has been participating in all formats. It's more to do with the mental rather than the physical aspect. Good rest helps you keep the injuries away," Dhoni said.

Dhoni himself has been on the road for a long time and his fingers are battered, causing a fall in his usually high standards of wicketkeeping, as was pointed out by former Leicestershire keeper Paul Nixon recently.

"If majority of your 10 fingers are overworked then it becomes difficult (to keep) in these conditions. But I have more problem with Ishant than with Sreesanth or Praveen Kumar.

"May be it's the wobble in these conditions which make it difficult," said the Indian captain.

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