The Men in Blue have recently won the Asia Cup and are now playing against Windies at their own home ground.
Cricket news: These players should take rest to remain fresh for the mega tournament in 2019
They will remain quite busy in the upcoming time as they will next travel to the southern hemisphere where they will face Australia before playing against New Zealand, which will be their final international assignment before the World Cup of 2019.
However amidst all of this, the Indian players would have to cross through yet another gruelling contest which is the Indian Premier League.
The IPL of 2019 will be more tiresome for the players as it would require more travelling for the players because of the commencement of the 2019 general elections in India.
Even months before the tournament, IPL have already started affecting the World Cup plans. Originally India were scheduled to begin their World Cup journey on 2nd June, but as IPL gets over by May 19, their dates have now shifted to 5th June.
This has happened because to maintain the mandatory 15-day gap between the Indian Premier League and India’s international assignment and these are the regulations set by the Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee.
In such dire circumstances and short time, there will be a huge risk in losing a player because of an injury or fitness issues. Even if a player is not injured, the amount of fatigue gained because of participation in the IPL would prevent him from giving the best in the World Cup.
So in order to have the best players ready for the World Cup, BCCI should take decision regarding the participation of some key players in the IPL.
Here is the list of 5 such players, who are indispensable for their IPL franchise, but should not take part in the tournament because of the greater good.
5. Hardik Pandya
India’s number one all-rounder at present received an injury during the recently concluded Asia Cup. While Ravindra Jadeja beautifully fit in as the replacement, but that would not be the case in the World Cup as it will be played in England.
Hardik is India’s prime key to winning the World Cup as he provides a balance to the side with his all-round performance. His bowling has improved a lot and he is making some useful contributions with the bat down the order as well.
If Pandya, who is set to play all the 14 games for Mumbai Indians gets an injury in the IPL, India will have no replacement in the fast bowling all-rounder slot and will have repercussions in the World Cup.
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