IPL11: BCCI to monitor the workload of top Indian players
The BCCI has announced that the workload of India's top 50 players will be monitored during the IPL 2018 season. This ploy by BCCI is to ensure that the players remain fresh and injury free for international series. Moreover, the Indian team management is keen on getting a big pool of players under a robust performance and fitness monitoring system in the near future.
A good decision by BCCI
The intention is to have top international players, fringe players and domestic performers under the same monitoring apparatus. A BCCI official stated that all the 27 centrally contracted players will constitute the list of top players. Besides them, another 23 players will be added to the list of top performers. These 23 cricketers will be short-listed during the Indian Premier League.
Hectic schedule ahead for Indian cricketers
Post 2018 IPL, there is a one-off Test against Afghanistan in June. It will be followed by a short tour of Ireland before a major series against England. West Indies and Australia series come next ahead of IPL 12 and the 2019 ICC World Cup.
Bowlers a priority for BCCI
The BCCI wants at least 7-8 fast bowlers completely fit, who could be rotated and kept fresh for the various tournaments lined up post the IPL. The volume of cricket is increasing, especially ODIs and the board seeks as much options as possible.Share this timeline