Ponting is convinced that there will be a sharp drop in the number of ODIs played after the 2015 World Cup
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has announced that he believes there will be a significant drop in the number of ODI matches played after the 2015 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup due to the tremendous workload players are currently enduring.
Ponting voiced his support for Cricket Australia’s controversial rotation policy and added that they made the right decision in resting marquee trio David Warner, Michael Clarke and Matthew Wade for the first two ODIs of the recently concluded limited overs series against Sri Lanka.
Twenty20 captain George Bailey led the ODI side in Clarke’s absence.
With many players also committing themselves to domestic Twenty20 tournaments around the world, such as the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Big Bash League (BBL), Ponting believes that players should be allowed to rest and recuperate in order to stay fit and not succumb to injuries.
Explaining the reason behind his thoughts on the number of ODIs plummeting after the 2015 World Cup, Ponting attributed it all towards the workload on players today, stating that many of them complain about it being responsible for their injuries and also believe it to be the reason why they do not get enough time to spend with their families.