Team India won the first Test of the series against the West Indies in Dominica by an innings and 141 runs. This is India’s first overseas innings win since 2016 and India have performed well throughout the three days of action. Ravichandran Ashwin took 12 wickets in both innings and took seven wickets in the second innings. Yashaswi Jaiswal smashed a brilliant 171 on his maiden Test.
Even as India enjoyed a comfortable outing in the first Test, bowling coach Paras Mambre admitted that managing the workload of the bowlers was a major concern for the team management. This year’s cricket calendar includes the home ODI World Cup apart from the Asia Cup in August-September. India are also touring South Africa in December this year; Dates and locations for the tour were announced Friday night.
The 51-year-old Mambre said that India have missed Jasprit Bumrah a lot in recent times and there is a lot of discussion within the team about managing the workload of the bowlers.
“Injuries and workload of bowlers is a big concern. If we look at the last year and a half, Bumrah is the player we have missed a lot. “We haven’t decided who will play the white ball and who will play the red ball, but eventually we will have to give our bowlers a break,” Mambre said after India’s crushing innings victory. PTI.
“This break also gives us an opportunity to build bench strength. Going forward, we need to look at the fitness and workload management of the bowlers.
With two marquee tournaments lined up this year, the former Mumbai, India pacer feels that it is imperative for the team management to plan the workload of the bowlers.
“Workload management is one of the key things that we have been working on for the last two years… We miss Bumrah and Prazeed who are part of the set-up,” Mambre said.
“We learned from it. Looking at the schedule ahead of us, we play a lot of different formats and in that sense workload management is important. A lot of discussions are going on with the captain and the team management,” he added.