Former India batter, Robin Uthappa has stated a very pinching fact for the BCCI and Indian players.
He feels that the lack of exposure to other T20 leagues around the world greatly impacts the Indian players who thus lose bilateral and ICC tournaments.
Additionally, he has also stated that while the BCCI protects the IPL as an entity, it causes great harm to players in the long run.
Uthappa has also said that foreign cricketers have a great advantage over Indian players because they play all the major T20 leagues around the world and are thus capable of playing them in ICC tournaments and bilateral series.
I certainly think the exposure at the IPL, and I think it is trick that India misses out, especially in the ICC tournaments, because we don’t play any other leagues in any other part of the world. And I think yes, it does well to protect the IPL as an entity, but I think it costs us at the ICC level.
Uthappa says foreign players have more advantage over India
Adding further, he says,
I think those are the advantages that the accomplished players have against our Indian bowlers when they play them in bilateral, or they play against them in ICC tournament. They have had so much exposure against them in the nets and playing against them in the IPL for 3,4,5,6 years. So you already know what the bowler does; you already know what the batter does. So you have a lot of information.
Talking about the 2nd T20I, India lost the game by two wickets even after a brilliant spell from Yuzi Chahal had got them back in.
However, skipper Hardik Pandya decided against using Chahal for his final over in the match.
Now, India must win the remaining three matches to ensure a 3-2 defeat over the hosts.
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