Indian Pacer Jasprit Bumrah Opens Up On Workload Management Issue

Published - 13 Jul 2022, 05:53 PM

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Credits: Twitter)

India National Cricket Team star pacer Jasprit Bumrah has opened up on workload management issues, saying that the emphasis is on T20I cricket since the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be played later this year.

Bumrah, who is regarded as one of the best all-format bowlers in the world at the moment, recently dismantled the England batting unit in the first ODI of the three-match ODI series by picking 6 wickets in 7.2 overs. Also, India won the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo: Twitter)

Meanwhile, Bumrah, while talking about the workload management issue, said that he needs to give priority to the format of the global event played in a particular year.

“It’s a combination and it’s not just about matches you pick. Like in a World Cup year, what is the format (T20 this year) that I need to give more priority and if it’s a World Test Championship final year, the emphasis is on Test cricket,” Bumrah said speaking after the first ODI against England.

He added that several series were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and as a result, the teams are now playing back-to-back cricket.

“You have to check the calendar. We had missed a lot of series due to COVID in 2020-21 and so we are playing a lot of cricket back-to-back.

“So you need a lot of awareness and you discuss with trainers, physios and management and how you can keep yourself in best frame of mind when you are not playing any series,” Bumrah said.

It is difficult to manage workloads in all three formats – Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credits: Twitter)

The 28-year-old Jasprit Bumrah, who recently played a one-off Test against England, two T20I games against England and now is playing ODI games against England, said that it is difficult to manage workloads in all three formats.

“It is difficult to manage workloads in all three formats. Only maybe five days back we were playing Test cricket and then played T20 and now we are playing ODIs, so mental adjustment is needed,” he said

“You need to remain fresh and you need to take care of your body. At times, you have to sleep even for 9 or 10 hours than usual 8 hours of sleep. Recovery is very important as fast-bowling is a strenuous job and takes its toll on the body.”

Jasprit Bumrah also said that the players who represent their country will always have to put their best foot forward.

“No complaints as we are professional cricketers, who had dreamt of playing for India. So we have to put our best foot forward, there is travelling involved and the challenge is to remain fresh and control the controllables,” he said.

Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credits: Twitter)
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credits: Twitter)

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