IPL 2019: Selectors To Keep A Close Eye On Key Indian Players
Unlike all the other IPL editions, the upcoming Indian Premier League has got quite a few headaches for Indian cricket. In fact, for every cricketing board in world cricket. They are worried about the fitness of the players with ICC World Cup 2019 around the corner. Meanwhile, BCCI asked selectors to monitor the workload of key players during the tournament.
Recently, we came across Virat Kohli asking his teammates to be smart enough in managing their workload. Kohli also added that he is aware of the fact that a professional cricketer will never compromise in performing for the team but warns them to not get injured.
How can you tell a player to perform less?
Meanwhile, speaking of the same, one of the BCCI officials quoted that none of the selectors or any individual has the right to ask players to perform less than their potential. Further, he believes that it won’t be happening, as franchises would love to see their players performing at a full pace.
Revealing further, he added that the selectors will have a close eye on the player’s fitness. If they found any worrying sign from a particular player, immediately, they would take things in control by giving it proper care.
According to a Board official, the selectors have to be alert. “The idea is to allow them more opportunities to keep a close watch on players. The domestic season is over and the selectors did their best to watch maximum matches at the ground,” the official said to SportStar.
“It’s a tricky proposition. How do you tell a player how much effort he needs to put? After all the team owners would expect 100 per cent from each player they have spent money on. Selectors can’t have a say in this matter,” the official observed.
Well, as the official said, the players can’t hold themselves back on the field, especially, when the situation demanded them to perform. With coaches and the franchise owners putting constant pressure on the players, it is obvious that players would give their all during the match.
Recently, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli has maintained that there won’t be any cap on the number of matches a player can figure in at the IPL. He emphasised that each player’s approach varies and he expected the individual to monitor his workload on his own.
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