A short break between the IPL and T20 WC would have been good: Bharat Arun
Aun stated that six months on wheels is a huge ask.
Updated - Nov 7, 2021 5:56 pm
India is all set to play its last league game against Namibia on November 08 and their chances of making it to the semi-final depend on Afghanistan defeating New Zealand. It has been seen that toss has been a big factor in the game and teams batting second get an undue advantage. In the same light, India bowling coach Bharat Arun opened up on how teams playing second have got undue benefits.
India lost the toss in three of their last four games and didn’t have any choice of making the stand. Later, he also opened up on Yuzvendra Chahal’s inclusion in the T20 World Cup 2021 team but added that he leaves this decision on selectors.
“Toss should not be of any consequence but here the toss gives a very undue advantage, there is a huge change between batting in first innings and batting in second innings, which should not be the case in a very short format like this,
“That is for the selectors to decide, we can only play with the team that has been given to us and I would not like to delve too much into that.”
Definitely being on the road for six months is a huge ask: Bharat Arun
Arun further opened up on the bio bubble life and stated that India have been on wheels for six months and a short break between IPL and T20 WC could have been of great advantage to the team. Initially, when India lost their first two games clinically, many people stated that they have been suffering from bio bubble fatigue but Gavaskar stated that these reasons shouldn’t be brought while playing for the nation.
“Definitely being on the road for six months is a huge ask, the players have not gone home ever since they had a short break after the last IPL. They are in a bubble for the last six months, which takes a huge toll. So very specific to your question, a short break between the IPL and World Cup would have done a lot of good for these boys,” he added.