The Indian Premiere League, the biggest T20 league is around the corner and will commence with a blockbuster opening game where the defending champions Chennai Super Kings will lock horn against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. It is quite evident that the later stage of the league will somewhat get affected by the biggest cricketing ever, the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019.
The cricketing boards of Australia and England have already made it very clear to their players that they will have to miss the later stages of the IPL because of the preparations of the World Cup. Whereas, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has unofficially urged the players and the franchises to manage their workload and not to compromise with their health and fitness before the mega event.
Recently Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said that there is no such pressure on the Mumbai Indians team management to play Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya in all the games. He further said that they are aware of the fact that both of them are integral part of the Indian team for the World cup.
“I totally agree and I understand that every player has to care of their own workload. Depends on body to body also, everybody is not the same. And all of us, all the players who are in the reckoning have played a lot of cricket in the last 6 months whether its domestic cricket or international cricket. All of them have played a lot of cricket so individual discipline comes into play here.”
This is what Rohit Sharma said to Mumbai Mirror when asked about the availability of the players of Mumbai Indians.