Originally Posted by Burgey
I want to know how they manage it, what they count as work load and why the **** it isn't working. If you want to rest them for those reasons, and given the way of scheduling I've said rotation of fast bowlers will become the norm, you need compelling evidence the idea of resting them is working. Because right now they're getting managed to the point where if they take an extra stroke flogging themselves they get a spell, but they're still repeatedly breaking down. Whatever they're doing, they're doing it wrong.
So your way of not getting them injured is to play them more?
The Pattinson situation of last season is perfect proof. They had indications that he was going to sustain the injury, but they did what you wanted them to do, played him anyway, he broke down.
You can't 'prove' that it's going to work. You won't be satisfied with them saying 'if we played Starc in Melbourne he would have broken down' because there's no way to prove it to your satisfaction.
We have a number of young
fast bowlers, that's the problem. Alot of other countries don't have that. They don't have to manage it like Australia do. South Africa have a settled fast bowling line up because they're all experienced. In 3/4 years we will be able to enjoy the same, but until then you'll have to suck it up.
Sports science is here, deal with it