Reports suggest that Mumbai Indians’ captain, Rohit Sharma, may miss a few IPL games this season to manage his workload. The tournament begins on March 31 and will continue until May 28. However, with important international fixtures following the IPL, the BCCI has instructed franchises to be cautious with key Indian team members and not overplay them.
As the captain of the Indian team, Rohit Sharma is likely to be a marked player, and to avoid the risk of injury, he may have to sit out a few games for Mumbai Indians during the tournament. This decision comes as India already grapples with injuries to players like Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, and Jasprit Bumrah. Fresh injuries from the IPL could be a significant blow to the team, and the BCCI is determined to prevent any further damage.
Instructed by the BCCI, franchises will have to manage the workload of certain players, and the NCA staff will be monitoring them throughout the course of the IPL. This move is aimed at ensuring that the Indian team is not affected by further injuries.
In Rohit Sharma’s absence, Suryakumar Yadav will lead the Mumbai Indians. Yadav has become a crucial member of the team and is a top-notch batter. Though Sharma will travel with the team, even if he is not playing, his absence could present an opportunity for other players to step up and shine.
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“It’s all up to the franchises now. They own them now. We have given some indications to the teams, but at the end of the day, it’s up to the franchises. And more importantly, it’s up to the players. They are all adults; they have to look after their bodies. If they feel it’s getting a bit too much, they can talk about it and take a break in one or two games,”
Rohit recently said in an interview.
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