‘IPL was not an ideal time for anyone this time, we are watching affected by injuries’
He loves the IPL but Australia coach Justin Langer on Wednesday questioned the timing of last year’s edition, which he thinks could be a contributing factor to the injury setback that both he and the Indian team have underway The series comes to an end.
The IPL was held at the September – November window in 2020 in the United Arab Emirates due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The lucrative tournament is usually held in India during the April – May window.
The Indian team has suffered injuries since the IPL and also in the current Australia series. Australia also had its share of injuries.
“It is really interesting how many injuries (it) have occurred this summer. I can’t help and think that this year (2020) was the IPL really, probably not an ideal time for anyone, certainly for such a big series like this, “Langer told a virtual press conference said.
The latest addition to the Indian injury list is Ravindra Jadeja, who was injured on his thumb, and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who was ruled out of the previous Test due to a stomach strain.
Earlier, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav were forced out of the series due to multiple injuries.
For Australia, David Warner suffered a major setback, but he returned on time in the last two Tests.
Langer was praised for the IPL, stating that it helps the development of young players, but the deadline of the previous version was important.
He said, “I like IPL a lot, I now watch IPL like I used to watch county cricket for my young players. They play county cricket and it helps them a lot in the development of (their) cricket, I think the same with the IPL, helps in the development of their white ball.
“But its timing … because of what happened to COVID … probably wasn’t ideal, and I wonder if it’s affecting the injuries we’re seeing for both teams over the summer, So I am sure they will review that, ”the Australian head coach said.
Asked how much the absence of Bumrah-Jadeja pair would affect the competition, he said, “Hopefully, it (Bumrah and Jadeja’s absence) affects it (the competition) a lot.” But I have said that it is the most likely to survive this summer. ”
At the beginning of summer I was asked about Virat (Kohli) not being here, what am I saying … if you are taking your best players out of a team, whether it is our team or our Opponent, is it going to have an impact or is it potentially having an impact, ”he said.
But Langer, instead of focusing on his team’s resources, will focus on how India will put together their playing eleven in the fourth Test match starting January 15.
“Test cricket, like I’m saying the existence of the fittest, and we can’t focus on what India is doing, we’re just focusing on what we’re doing so Let us be ready for the competition. ” He signed
The four-Test series is currently tied at 1–1. The fourth test will be done on air Sony six, Sony ten 1 And Sony ten 3 From 5 o’clock in the morning.