Indian bowling coach Paras Mambre admitted that managing the bowlers’ workload is a major concern for the team management going forward, especially with the busy schedule lined up this year. Mambre said the team management has been working on controlling the workload of the players, especially in the wake of the constant decline of fast bowlers in recent times. The 51-year-old said that India have missed Jasprit Bumrah a lot in recent times and with a busy calendar ahead, there is a lot of discussion within the team about managing the bowlers’ workload.
“Injuries and workload of the bowlers is a big concern. If you look at the last one-and-a-half years, Bumrah is a player we have missed a lot. We haven’t decided who will play the white ball. The red ball, but eventually we will have to give our bowlers a break,” Mambre said after India’s crushing innings win against the West Indies in the first Test.
“This break also gives us an opportunity to build bench strength. Going forward, we need to focus on the bowlers’ fitness and workload management.” With the ODI World Cup and Asia Cup lined up this year, the former Mumbai and India pacer feels it is imperative for the team management to plan the workload of the bowlers.
“Workload management is one of the key things we’ve been working on over the last two years… obviously we miss Bumrah and Praseed who were part of this set-up,” Mambre said.
“We have learned from that. Looking at the schedule ahead of us, we are playing a lot of different formats and workload management is important in that sense. There is a lot of discussion with the captain and team management as well,” he added.
India’s pace spearhead Bumrah has been sidelined for almost a year (September 2022) due to a back injury and underwent surgery in March this year.
On the other hand, Prasid Krishna last played competitive cricket in August 2022, after which he was out of action due to a nagging strain. He missed this year’s IPL and is undergoing rehabilitation.
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