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Shakib calls for clear communication and rotation policy

Shakib Al Hasan thinks it's time for Bangladesh to adopt a rotation policy to ensure their top cricketers remain fit and refreshed. He wants the players, coaching staff and the BCB to be on the same page should such a policy come into effect. He believes this will also help unearth newer players good enough for the top level. "When these breaks are in place, you can give more opportunity to players and you will have players in the pipeline as well," Shakib said. "So we have to plan by looking at the bigger picture. I am just talking about part of it, but we will definitely discuss this in more details. "I will give you an example from India. Their players had the least injuries in their history last year. One of the main reason was their rotation policy. It helped them build many players who got exposure. At the same time, their players were fresh when they came to the side. Everyone, including Virat Kohli, got rested for one of the formats." Shakib, who was granted a break by the BCB for the short ODI series in Sri Lanka, also wants the players to come forward and tell the team management that they are not fit enough. He also called for the coaching staff, including the physio and trainer, to gauge when a player is not fit to play a match or series. Bangladesh got through their World Cup campaign with several injured players including captain Mashrafe Mortaza, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman and Mosaddek Hossain.


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