- Sinchan Saha | March 23, 2023 | 12:15 pm
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most renowned T20 league in the world, and it has restructured the sport of cricket. IPL is the only platform that provides young Indian cricketers with an opportunity to show their special talent and helps in the evolution of the sport in the country. But the tournament wants a lot from a player and this is a fact. And that’s why maintaining player workload has always been a concern for the teams.
In yesterday’s IND vs AUS post-match presentation conference, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma spoke about the importance of managing the workload of a player in IPL 2023
Continuous injuries of Indian Cricket players, haunt the skipper, as the later month of this year’s cricket world cup comes up. First Rishabh Pant, then pacer Prasidh Krishna & Jasprit Bumrah, then Iyer’s back injury shakes up India’s playing eleven algorithms.
As the 2023 IPL comes next and all the players are scattered in their own franchise Rohit Sharma says in the last conference that it’s now on the franchise how they manage the workload of a player. As an experienced player, he believes that workload maintenance is important for the player’s mental & physical well-being and also for their own performance on the field.
Captain also adds that the teams have to be always careful about their schedule as all players get adequate rest between matches. As all the team members met on June 7 at the WTC final in England he doesn’t want to lose any other important player on his team. Also, he expressed that the teams need to have a good pool of players to choose from so that they can rotate the squad and keep the players fresh throughout the IPL 2023 season.
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This IPL 2023 season is 52 days long. So the IPL has come under criticism for its packed schedule and its demanding nature. This fully-packed cricket year has risks to cause injuries to any player. But because of this long run of IPL after that criticism reduces the chance of injuries. This gives more time for the player to recover.
Overall, Rohit Sharma’s observations on how the IPL 2023 will manage player workload are relevant and significant. The players must be properly controlled in the IPL because it is a competition with a lot of expectations for them to do well. The ability of the franchises to efficiently manage the workload of their players will be put to the test because the league is scheduled to last for more than 52 days. It is to be seen whether the teams will take Rohit Sharma’s counsel and put the players’ welfare ahead of their on-field performance.