According to head coach Rahul Dravid, Indian players who are expected to play in the ODI World Cup will take part in the IPL unless there are injury concerns and the workload of seniors like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is being monitored as one white-ball format takes priority over the other. In accordance with BCCI's new policy, the NCA and franchisees will keep an eye on key players' workloads during this year's IPL in light of the 50-over World Cup that will be played at home in October and November.
What they said
"Workload management is an essential component in today's game. We continue to examine these issues. You'll refer to the T20 series break we gave some of our boys (Rohit, Virat, and KL) as workload management," During a press conference prior to the third ODI against New Zealand, Dravid responded to a question from PTI.
"We have to constantly balance injury management and workload management based on what the priority is for us in the short term, considering the quantity of cricket we play and ensuring that our top players are available for us in the big tournaments," said a team captain.
After experiencing a protracted slump, Kohli found his form again in last year's Asia Cup and continued it at the T20 World Cup, but the legendary batsman, skipper Rohit, and KL Rahul have not appeared in any T20 matches since the championship event in Australia.
The three are expected to miss the opening of the T20 series against New Zealand next week. But according to Dravid, a break is necessary before the two-week camp leading up to the crucial Test series against Australia that begins next month.