With no India pacers in line-up, workload management will be minimal: Fleming


CHENNAI: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said that workload management will play a part during this year’s IPL due to the upcoming World Cup but the defending champions won’t be impacted much as there aren’t too many pacers in their line-up.
In CSK line-up, there are two sure shot selections in the Indian playing XI for the World Cup in Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav while Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja are still in the mix for the final 15.
However, none of the top three India pacers Jasprit Bumrah (MI), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) and Mohammed Shami (KXIP) are in CSK roster, which makes it a bit easy for Fleming to sort his combinations.
Asked about how the franchise plans to go about with their workload management policy, Fleming replied: “Probably managing the workload of the bowlers will be the only topic of discussion. It will have an influence – but it will be minimal for CSK.”
However, he did agree that it will play part but not at the cost of franchise’s interest.
“Yes, this is going to play a part. The reason I say that is England 18 months ago stipulated when their players will be leaving early – Australia are the same. It has had an impact. When we sit and pick as a team, we were mindful of how many players will be leaving early and what the balance would be like. So, it has had an influence.

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