Brisbane: Australia cricket coach Justin Langer loves IPL but questioned the timing of last season. He said this T20 mega tournament has also contributed to the injuries of so many cricketers from India and Australia in the current series.
IPL 2020 took place in the United Arab Emirates between September and November due to the coronavirus outbreak, which usually takes place in India in the months of April to May. Many Indian players have been injured since IPL and the Australian team are also struggling with fitness issues.
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Coach Justin Langer told a virtual press conference, “The injury list is long this season. I think the timing for IPL 2020 was not the right one. Especially not before such a big series. Australian David Warner himself was unable to play 2 tests of the first series.
The top Indian team players Mohammed Shami, KL Rahul and Umesh Yadav were excluded from the Test series due to injuries, and the names of freshmen Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari and Jasprit Bumrah were also added. .
He praised the IPL, however, and said, “I love IPL. It’s the same as county cricket when I was young. Previously cricket skills were developed by playing in the county and now the limited play of the IPL is improving.
Coach Justin Langer also said: “But this time was not the right time. How many players are injured on both teams which can also be a league effect. I’m sure it will be seen again.
When asked if there would be an impact if Jaspreet Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja didn’t play, he said: “ There will definitely be a lot of impact. But I think now it’s about winning the best fit.