Indian T20 League 2023 is all set to begin on 31 March. So, all top Indian players will be in action for their respective franchises. However, many players like Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer will miss the action this time around due to injuries. So, the Indian team management are focusing on the workload of players in this upcoming edition of the tournament.
Fans have always raised their voices as they claimed that players put extra effort into their franchises. As a result, they sustain injuries and miss out on international duties. So, now reports have come out that the Indian Cricket Board have told all franchises, not to over-bowl Indian bowlers in nets.
“The Board will get in touch with all franchises again” – Board official
According to the reports of Indian Express, an official of the board said that they will be in constant touch with all franchises throughout the tournament. The official said: “Franchises have been told that the Indian team bowlers should be especially used with caution. Indian T20 League teams should not over-bowl them in the nets. They can focus more on strengthening and training. Players can do fielding drills but till the first week of May, franchises shouldn’t push them. After May first week, those players who are in contention can slowly increase their bowling time in the nets. The Board will get in touch with all franchises again”.
As per reports, some bowlers are Mohammed Siraj (Bangalore), Mohammed Shami (Gujarat), Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav (Kolkata), Deepak Chahar (Chennai), Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel (Delhi), Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal (Rajasthan), and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik and Washington Sundar (Hyderabad). After the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, team India skipper, Rohit Sharma also shared his views regarding workload management. “I mean, it’s all up to the franchises now. They [players] are all adults. So they have to look after their body and just if they feel that it’s getting a little too much, they can always talk about it and have a break in one or two games. I doubt [if] that will happen but,” Sharma added.
Here is how fans have reacted to the reports of Indian bowlers not to over-bowl during the tournament:
Meanwhile Indian bowlers bowling hours & hours carrying injury in nets.
Indian bowlers be like 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Ao8odjsgAW
— Shakti Man 💥 (@IamShaktiMann) March 28, 2023
BCCI doing good image saving PR
— Rohit.Bishnoi (@The_kafir_boy_2) March 28, 2023
Franchise ko ghante se fark nahi parta
— Philantrophist (@Jadejafan08) March 28, 2023
— Ïmpãçt_ÍÑLÍÑĒ●●● (@well_left_for_4) March 28, 2023
Meanwhile ecb : hamare bowler bowl he nhi krenge
— Z (@Dhruv_spades) March 28, 2023
— #RetireKohli (@priyam1_raj) March 28, 2023
Chalo MI mein Bumrah hai hi nahi 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— KUMAR SHUBHAM (@KUMARSH13187136) March 28, 2023
How they will know?😭
— Shashank (@Shashank18_71) March 28, 2023
Franchises ne bhi bol Diya hoga
— R (@Thunder3108) March 28, 2023