IPL 2019: 5 Indian players who might miss the second half of the season

IPL 2019: 5 Indian players who might miss the second half of the season

They will be planning to balance the workload before going into the World Cup.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli practices during RCB’s nets session. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is around the corner and the excitement for this mega-league can already be seen among the cricket enthusiasts. The event is set to undergo from March 23rd with defending champions, Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opener. As the general elections are also going to be held from April, a portion of the scheduled has only been finalised.

Meanwhile, with the all-important World Cup in England and Wales going to begin immediately after the IPL, many international stars, both domestic and overseas, are expected to skip at least half of the tournament. Injuries remain a major concern in an event like the World Cup, so players will be planning to balance the workload before going into the crucial 50-overs extravaganza.

Pertinently, some of the star Indian players are also likely to miss the second half of the season. In this piece, we look at five of them:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

The more fit and furious your seamers are, the more are your chances of getting on top in the English conditions. It’s known to everyone that fast-bowlers play the most crucial role in England where the leather can jag around for quite some time. Therefore, it becomes a must to keep the bowling battery fully charged up.

Bhuvneshwar is one of the major seamers who would be travelling with the Indian team for the World Cup. He is a new-ball expert and has a distinctive ability to move the ball both ways. The right-arm pacer might skip the second half of IPL to keep himself fully active for the event. He also hinted about it in an interview recently.