India skipper Virat Kohli wants the World Cup-bound fast bowlers to be rested from next year’s IPL but the idea mooted at a meeting with the Committee of Administrators (CoA) is unlikely to find favour with the franchises.
During a recent meeting of the CoA in Hyderabad, Kohli suggested resting pacers, especially Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, from the entire IPL to keep them fresh for the World Cup.
Vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who was also at the meeting, didn’t agree with the idea. “When Kohli mooted the idea, CoA chief Vinod Rai asked Rohit about his opinion. He said, ‘If Mumbai Indians reach the playoffs and if Bumrah is fit, I cannot afford to rest him’,” a Board official revealed.
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