Rohit Sharma took the BCCI hint! Reportedly not all IPL matches will be played

Mumbai: Indian players are resting after the ODI series against Australia. The IPL starts a few days after the end of the series. Defending champions Gujarat Titans will face Chennai Super Kings in the opening match on March 31. It is true that many people do not have time to rest. Meanwhile, BCCI has issued strict instructions for Indian players. With the final of the ICC Test Championship and the ODI World Cup around the corner, it is suggested that all the players should be kept injury free.

Meanwhile, news comes from the Mumbai Indians camp. There are reports that captain Rohit Sharma will not play some matches in IPL. This is to reduce workload and take enough rest. He will be replaced by Suryakumar Yadav who will lead Mumbai. It must be assumed that Rohit and Mumbai Indians took BCCI’s suggestion in stride. Mumbai’s first match is against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on April 2.

Rohit Sharma may sit out some IPL matches this season to manage his workload. Suryakumar Yadav will lead Mumbai Indians in his absence. (Reported by Indian Express).

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Kieron Pollard was Mumbai’s vice-captain last season. But when he announced his retirement, Surya was replaced. With this, Surya took on the task of leading in Rohit’s absence. Suriya, the world’s number one batsman in T20 cricket, was earlier the vice-captain of the Indian team for the T20 series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Rohit is one of the best captains in the history of the IPL. He led the team to the title five times. Rohit is also the most decorated captain.

Apart from the ODI World Cup, India also have to play in the final of the ICC World Test Championship. Australia will be India’s opponent in the Test starting on June 7. The BCCI suggestion keeps this in mind. The BCCI has also instructed the teams not to force Indian players to do fielding exercises as part of their training, but until the first week of May. The last date to announce the squad for the World Test Championship is the first week of May. If any players are injured before this, naturally they cannot be included in the squad for the World Test Championship.

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Last Updated March 29, 2023, 12:32 AM IST