The IPL 2023 is about to go on the floors and the franchises are in the process to prepare themselves for the elitist cricket league in the world. International cricket will be on hold during the IPL window and the players, who will be part of the tournament, will be required only to focus on the tournament.
However, this year, ICC has a planned schedule for the ODI World Cup, which will be hosted by BCCI. The international schedule of Indian cricketers is always tight because of tours to different nations, Asia Cup, and the ODI World Cup.
There is a high possibility that BCCI might request to rest some players who are expected to play in the ODI world cup so that there is no risk of injuries.
5 players BCCI might ask the franchisees to rest in IPL 2023
In this article, we have covered 5 such names who are crucial for the ODI world cup and might be asked to miss some games in IPL.
1) Jasprit Bumrah
India’s most ferocious pacer, Jasprit Bumrah, went through his career’s worst injury which led him to miss the Asia Cup and the ICC T20 World Cup. The injury was career-threatening and it is because of the same reason, Bumrah has to remind out of action since August 2022.
He will be making his comeback against Australia but only if the officials declare him completely fit to play. IPL will be played for more than 2 months and to not repeat his injury, BCCI might ask Mumbai Indians to give him some rest during the tournament.
2) Ravindra Jadeja
Another player who is out of action right now is India’s ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Like Bumrah, Jadeja is absent from team India since the Asia Cup but is expected to make a comeback in February. Jadeja is a crucial player for team India in all three formats of the game.
BCCI and the selection committee would want him to be part of the ODI World Cup later this year and to make sure that he is not facing another injury, Jadeja might be absent for a few games from Chennai Super Kings.
3) Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has always been the most defining player for team India throughout his career. He recently gained his form back and now BCCI is looking forward to using his experience in the ODI world cup.
The Royals Challengers Bangalore player resigned from the duty of captaincy in 2021 to completely focus on his individual gameplay. ODI World Cup is happening in India and Virat Kohli was present with the team when the men in blue won it in 2011. He would like to see himself for his nation again and BCCI would like to see him on the ground as well.
4) Rohit Sharma
The current skipper of team India, Rohit Sharma, has recently made headlines with his brilliant performance in the ODI format. Like Kohli, BCCI is also looking forward to seeing Rohit leading the team in the ODI World Cup and winning it for the nation. There is a high possibility that BCCI might ask Mumbai Indians to give the captaincy of the franchise to someone else for a few games and let Rohit get enough rest.
5) Hardik Pandya
In recent times, Hardik Pandya has seen a sudden rise in his style of play in international cricket. Before IPL2022, Pandya was injured and was dropped from team India for 8 months. During IPL 2022, everyone witnessed a completely changed Hardik Pandya as a person and as a player.
BCCI has now given him the captainship of the T20 format and they also need him in the ODI format because of the upcoming world cup. There is a possibility that Pandya might be absent from the Titatns for a few games during IPL 2023.