London, Mar.20 (ANI): Alastair Cook's success as stand-in England captain has paved the way for more players to be pulled out of tours.
If Cook delivers a clean sweep of one-day and Test victories over Bangladesh, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) could give serious thought to squad rotation and resting key men, The Mirror reports.
ECB Managing Director Hugh Morris said: "The bottom line is that we have to manage the workloads of our players because of the amount of cricket being played internationally now. That is reflected in the sort of selection decision we have made for this tour and over the next 12 months."
"Looking ahead to the Ashes tour followed immediately by the World Cup, there is an enormous amount of cricket being played and we need to make sure that the captain of the England team is fit and absolutely ready for those two challenges," Morris said.
"Alastair has done really well. He is one of the youngest England captains ever. It is a big responsibility on his shoulders and you want to see someone growing as a leader and getting more confident which he has done," he added. (ANI)