Now, Inverarity declares war on Lee for criticizing rotation policy

Sydney, Jan 15(ANI): Cricket Australia's (CA) chief selector John Inverarity has slammed former fast bowler Brett Lee for criticizing the dubious rotation policy in the after math of their humbling eight-wickets loss at the hands of Sri Lanka in Adelaide in the second ODI.

Number of former players including Lee, Ian Chappell and Michael Slater, have expressed displeasure on Australia's constant changes in their playing in both limited overs and Test cricket.

The former players have also questioned the merit of a player management policy that saw skipper Michael Clarke, opener David Warner and keeper Matthew Wade rested for the opening one-day games against Sri Lanka in Melbourne and Adelaide, News.com.au reports.

The resting of Mitchell Starc from the Boxing Day Test and bowlers in general also concerns 76-Test ace Lee and former Australian skipper Chappell.

Inverarity took aim at Lee on Monday as he announced the addition of NSW all-rounder Moises Henriques and the return of refreshed Clarke, Warner and Wade for games in Brisbane and Sydney after Australia's eight-wicket loss in Adelaide on Sunday.

Inverarity said Lee is not correct because they are the ones who know the best combination for an Australian team, adding former quick's criticism is well wide of the mark.

Lee and Chappell are concerned whether fans, who are attending the ODI series against Sri Lanka, getting the value for their money in the absence elite trio Warne, Wade and Clarke.

Even ticket giveaways couldn't inflate crowds past 28,000 in Melbourne and 13,000 in Adelaide, which attracted a capacity Big Bash League attendance for the Strikers v Perth Scorchers, clash last Thursday.

However, dismissing criticism, Inverarity said this is the appropriate time to bring in the trio in the Oz ODI team, adding that they are concerned with informed player-management. (ANI)

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