My IPL workload will be keeping red ball in mind: Bhuvneshwar
India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has said that he’ll emphasize on workload management during the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) according to keeping in mind about red-ball cricket. As Test cricket is the first priority for him.
The 31-year old pacer made a great comeback in international cricket after injury as he’s team’s second highest wicket-taker in three-match ODI series against England. However, Bhuvneshwar had never been a regular face in plating XI in the last two years because of injury.
“My workload management and training during IPL will be keeping red ball in mind because I know there’s a lot of Tests ahead and my priority still is Test cricket. So from my end, I will do everything to get ready for the Test series,” the seamer said during a virtual conference.
But he said that he’d never make long-term plans anymore as when he did that, he sustained an injury. “I have stopped making long term plans as in the past when I have done that, things haven’t gone in my favour. Be it because of injury or form.
“But yes, workload management is something, I will be seriously monitoring along with team management. So yes, since I was unfit for a long time, I had to ensure that I put a lot of emphasis on being fit. We have a lot of cricket ahead along with England tour, so I will try and keep myself fit,” Bhuvneshwar said.
This year’s IPL is schedule to take place from April 9. Bhuvneshwar’s Sunrisers Hyderabad will play against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 11 in their first match of the campaign.