IPL 2018: BCCI to monitor workload of 23 shortlisted players
The BCCI is set to monitor the progress and workload of 23 shortlisted players during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. The 23 players have been divided into three groups consisting of U-19s, old U-19s and India A players. The criterion of selecting these players is that the BCCI thinks these cricketers are worthy of India call-ups in future.
The BCCI wants to keep an eye on all the selected players during the ongoing IPL because of the schedule and a lot of travelling involved between matches. The BCCI wants to protect these players so that they do not over-exhaust themselves. An official cited that the step has been taken in the interest of the Indian cricket in coming time.
The players will follow the training programme chalked out by the National Cricket Academy. The franchise trainers and physios will be giving an update to the NCA in relation to the workload management of these shortlisted players.
The U-19 WC winning team sees four players in the mix: Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi. The old U-19s consist of Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed and Sanju Samson. Domestic India A members: Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi, Deepak Hooda, Mayank Agarwal, Ravikumar Samarth, Navdeep Saini, Siddarth Kaul, Hanuma Vihari, Ankit Bawne.