Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif feels that with the World Cup just around the corner, the Indian cricket team should be cautious and strategic in managing the workload of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer.
Both Iyer and Rahul were out of the team with long-term injuries, so Kaif wants the team management to carefully plan their comeback. He recalled how Jasprit Bumrah was rushed back before the T20 World Cup last year and then got injured for almost one year.
While talking about the scenarios of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, Kaif said,”India have seen what happened with Jasprit Bumrah where he was cleared to play by the NCA but then got injured again. So they will need to be careful with Iyer and Rahul and check on how much they need to play and when they need to take breaks.”
“You don’t want to give them too much load before the match begins. That’s why Rahul Dravid and the trainers are present there.”
India will play its first match in the ICC ODI World Cup against Australia on october 8 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.