Ahead of the next New Zealand T20I series, Rohit Sharma emphasised the need of managing one’s workload and “taking time off.”
Rohit Sharma, India’s T20 captain, warned Tuesday that his players were “not machines” and needed rest before a home match against New Zealand just days after the World Cup. Just three days after the Kiwis’ defeat in the final of the Dubai Twenty20 event, New Zealand will begin their three Twenty20 internationals on Wednesday. Across three Indian cities, the matches conclude just four days before the Tests in Kanpur (November 25-29) and Mumbai (November 29-December 1). (November 30-31). The period from Dec. 3-7.
“It is important to us that we manage our workloads effectively. Player-characters are not artificially intelligent machines. It’s essential to take a break from work from time to time “India’s new coach Rahul Dravid was present when Sharma made the comments during the virtual news conference.
“Players who have been in the game for a long period may benefit from a break to keep their minds sharp. All of our boys should be mentally prepared for the challenges that lie ahead “After that, he went on.
Virat Kohli will miss the first Test and the T20 series.
Kohli, India’s test skipper, will miss the first Test as well as the T20 series.
In addition, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the short-format matches, but he will play in the one-day international in Kanpur.
Cricketers should follow footballers’ lead when it comes to managing their workload, according to former batting champion Dravid.
“It’s not uncommon for the big stars in football to miss out on games. Mental and physical health are essential for a player to perform at their best “As he put it,
Later, New Zealand paceman Tim Southee admitted that the team’s long periods of time spent in Covid bubbles, coupled with a hectic schedule, had taken a toll.
“It’s obviously a tremendously rigorous schedule… even before the T20 World Cup, we had a series in Bangladesh and Pakistan,” Southee, who would captain his team in Williamson’s absence, said.
After Sunday’s final setback in Dubai, the Kiwis “haven’t really had a chance to halt and contemplate,” he said.