Brisbane: Australian cricket team coach Justin Langer loves IPL but has questioned the timing of the previous season. He has said that this mega T20 tournament has also contributed to the injuries of so many cricketers from India and Australia in the current series.
Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, IPL 2020 was played in the UAE between September and November, which is usually held in India in the months of April-May. Many players of India have been injured since the IPL and Australia’s team is also struggling with fitness problems.
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Coach Justin Langer said in a virtual press conference, ‘The list of injuries is long this season. I think the timing of IPL 2020 was not right. Especially not before such a big series. Australia’s David Warner himself could not play 2 Tests of the first series.
Team India’s top players Mohammed Shami, KL Rahul and Umesh Yadav were out of the Test series due to injuries and now the names of freshmen Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari and Jasprit Bumrah have also been added. .
He, however, praised the IPL and said, ‘I like IPL. This is the same as county cricket in my younger days. Cricket skills were developed by playing the county and now the limited overs game from the IPL is improving.
Coach Justin Langer also said, ‘But this time the timing was not right. How many players are injured in both teams, which can also be an effect of the league. I am sure it will be reviewed.
Asked if there would be any impact of Jaspreet Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja not playing, he said, ‘There will definitely be a lot of impact. But I think now it has become a matter of winning the best fit.