Ponting says 'extreme workload' on players may lead to drop in ODIs after 2015 WC

Sydney, Jan 12(ANI): Legendary Ricky Ponting has said the extreme workload on international players these days might result in a rapid reduction of one-day internationals following the 2015 World Cup, and he also backed Cricket Australia's (CA) contentious rotation policy.

Ponting supported the decision to rest marquee trio Michael Clarke, Matthew Wade and David Warner from the first two ODIs of the series with Sri Lanka, starting with Friday night's match at the MCG, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

George Bailey led a greenhorn side featuring three debutants, the most in a national team since 1986, in the absence of Clarke.

Ponting said the addition of domestic Twenty20 tournaments around the world, such as the Indian Premier League and the Big Bash, put extra pressure on international players and every top player needs to rest and recuperate.

Ponting said rotation is a reality and is followed in every sport, adding that the number of ODIs might decrease after the 2015 World Cup due to ever-growing workload on international players. (ANI)

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