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Tendulkar may be rested for Perth ODI against Sri Lanka

Perth, Tue, 07 Feb 2012 ANI

Perth, Feb 7(ANI): Sachin Tendulkar's aim to score his hundredth international ton may have to wait as he may be rested for the upcoming one-day international match against Sri Lanka in Perth.


The move comes as a part of India's rotation policy to rest either of the top three batsmen at some point during the triangular series, The Age reports.


Tendulkar has been stranded on 99 international centuries for almost 11 months now, with the pressure building on him as each chance passes him by.


Virender Sehwag, who was rested from the opening one-dayer and will return for the Perth match, said the rotation policy would ensure players remained as fresh as possible following a hectic tour of Australia.


"When you're playing continuously with four Test matches then two T20s and then one-dayers, the body is fatigued and the mental break is also good for a player," Sehwag said.


"That's why we decided the top three would always rotate and we can give breaks to Tendulkar, Gambhir or Sehwag and then all the extras can play because they've just arrived here," he added.


He also said the team had sent their well wishes to team-mate Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the US after being diagnosed with a cancerous tumour.


"We're all praying for Yuvraj and hoping that he'll come back soon and can come out of whatever problems he's having and come back to playing as soon as possible," Sehwag said.


Meanwhile, Sri Lanka vice-captain Angelo Mathews hopes he and his team-mates, who are still owed millions of dollars by the country's cash-strapped cricket board, will get paid soon. (ANI)


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