Ranchi: India’s World Cup-bound bowlers could pick and choose matches during the second phase of IPL as part of the workload management programme, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said.
The Indian team management has been categorical in its demand that the troika of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s workload be effectively managed by franchises ahead of the World Cup starting May 30.
Asked about the gruelling IPL schedule, Bhuvneshwar, who is Sunrisers Hyderabad’s key bowler, said: “That’s there in our minds. It will come into play after the first half of IPL, six-seven matches then we can know how we can approach the second half of IPL and what we need to do to remain fit for the World Cup.
“Yes, it (World Cup) is there on our minds but we’ll look after (our fitness) in the second half of IPL,” he replied....