Finn believes the rotation policy can help younger players gain more match experience
England pace bowler Steven Finn has encouraged the younger bowling talents in the national team to take full advantage of captain Andrew Strauss’ rotation policy in order to showcase their skills.
Finn, believes that if the younger bowlers play their cards right, they might just have the chance of cementing a place on the ODI roster for themselves.
“It’s good to have these guys bringing fresh blood into the group. It’s a great opportunity for them to assert themselves in international cricket,” Finn said.
During the final ODI against the West Indies, which was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to consistent rain, England rested three of the their star bowlers, Graeme Swann, Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad, which would have allowed two younger bowling talents, Stuart Meaker and Chris Woakes, to display their abilities.
“Chris Woakes has the potential to be an excellent bowler, a bit like Jimmy Anderson – he has such control of the ball. He is a high-quality all-rounder and has great potential. And Stuart brings that pace; he is short and skiddy and gives you something different,” Finn added.