Ravi Shastri Shares Secrets of Effective Workload Management in Cricket

Former India head coach, Ravi Shastri shares secrets of effective workload management in cricket regarding the workload of senior players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma ahead of the highly anticipated ODI World Cup 2023, scheduled on October 5 in India. Shastri believes it is essential to rest the senior duo, who have been playing non-stop cricket since February. He suggests providing opportunities for younger players and maintaining a balanced team composition for the marquee event.

Shastri expressed his thoughts on the matter: “It’s very tough to play all three formats. There are players who can play. For example – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli can still play all three formats.” However, he emphasized that they don’t need to participate in every match leading to the World Cup. Shastri advocated for exposing other talented youngsters while bringing back the senior players closer to the tournament to ensure they spend valuable time with the team and contribute effectively.

Shastri’s suggestion extends beyond the national team, as he also called for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president to collaborate with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises to address player workload management. Shastri proposed that if resting players in the IPL is crucial for their well-being and national team commitments, discussions should be held between the BCCI president and franchises. This would help convey the players’ significance to the Indian team and the importance of providing them with adequate rest.

Are India’s hopes dwindling in the WTC final 2023?

As India strives to end their ten-year ICC trophy drought, the upcoming ODI World Cup holds immense significance for the Men in Blue. With their last ICC title being the Champions Trophy in 2013 and consistent performances in other ICC tournaments, the Indian team is determined to claim victory in the upcoming event. However, their current situation in the World Test Championship final 2023 seems precarious, as they were all out for 296 runs in the first innings, with Ajinkya Rahane top-scoring with 89. Australia now holds a substantial lead of 173 runs in the second innings.

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