The most anticipated cash-rich Indian Premier League is all set to start from 23rd March 2019 with the first match being played between defending champion Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challenger Bangalore.
As soon as the IPL ends, the ICC world cup will start from 30th May in England and Wales. As the WC approaches, Virat Kohli appealed fast bowlers to avoid this year’s IPL and avoid injuries.
But chief selector MSK Prasad who recently appeared at the India Today Conclave 2019 said that Indian players should play in the upcoming league as it will help them prepare for the ICC world cup.
“I have a different view (on the IPL debate). IPL is an international tournament which offers so many complex pressure situations. Rather than sitting and training, you will have to go through so many pressure situations be it with the batting, bowling or fielding. This IPL offers a competitive atmosphere. If you see the example of the 2013 and 2017 Champions Trophy, we did exceedingly well because we had IPL prior to that. It will only help our players which otherwise a normal bilateral series will definitely not offer. It is just four overs (for bowlers) but it is important how to keep themselves fit other than that,” Prasad said in the India Today’s panel discussion on Friday.
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