Workload management has been the big talking point in the last couple of months as Indian cricket team and its players prepare for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 edition on a year when the Indian team will play two vital tournaments.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season kicks-off on the 31st of March when the defending champions Gujarat Titans will take on the 4 times champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opening match.
But, this season’s IPL could be very different. Team India is set to play in 2 vital competition, the World Test Championship 2021-2023 Final vs Australia and then the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 to be played in India during October November window.
In the IPL, a player can play a maximum of 14 matches in the league and then some additional matches for those players who make it to the IPL Playoffs. As such, some Indian national team player could end-up with maximum of 17 matches. And given that the IPL ends on last week of May and the World Test Championship Final to be played in June, workload has become a big talking point for the Indian players.
Team India’s captain Rohit Sharma conveyed the message before the start of the season that every IPL teams should consider workload management for the Indian national team players playing for the franchise.
Not only that, he has also now decided to sit-out some of the matches of his team Mumbai Indians to set an example for the others. The Indian Express reported that Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma will miss few of the matches in the IPL 2023 because of workload management and in his absence, it will be Suryakumar Yadav who will captain the team.
The report adds that Rohit Sharma himself will decide in which matches he will take part in and which of the matches he will sit out. It also adds that despite missing some matches, Sharma will still travel with the team and help Suryakumar Yadav to take command of his team.