IPL will assist in World Cup preparation: Kirsten

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17 Mar 2019, 10:46 IST
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Bengaluru, March 17 (IANS) Former India pacer Ashish Nehra and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) coach Gary Kirsten feels taking part in within the Indian Premier League (IPL) will assist the Indian cricketers of their preparation for the upcoming 2019 World Cup.

Nehra, the bowling coach of the RCB, additionally mentioned that the extra one performs, the higher one will get.

The previous pacer was backed by Kirsten, who felt that IPL being a stress event will assist cricketers put together higher for the World Cup, beginning Might 30 in England and Wales.

“IPL is a stress event, it’s nearly as good as worldwide cricket, that is why everyone needs to play,” Nehra advised reporters on the sidelines of the launch of RCB’s cellular software.

“So you’ll the World Cup by means of that stress. If someone tells Virat Kohli to not play the IPL, and are available recent for the World Cup, I do not suppose that is proper.

“There is a three-week hole between the IPL ultimate (center of Might) and India’s first recreation (June 5),” the 39-year-old expressed.

“If you happen to’re not injured, three weeks is sufficient time. If somebody tells me, ‘You bowl within the IPL ultimate immediately after which for the subsequent three weeks you do not bowl, after which bowl right away towards South Africa’ — I might not like to try this,” Nehra pointed.

“Lively relaxation is essential. If I am a bowler, I hold bowling yorkers or good size balls within the IPL, I do the identical factor within the World Cup.

“If I am sitting at house, I’ve not performed cricket for some time and suppose I will ship within the World Cup, it is incorrect,” the RCB bowling coach identified.

Kirsten additionally backed Nehra saying that taking part in in a stress event like IPL, will probably be a bonus for the Indian gamers.

“I feel it is a bonus to the Indian gamers, truly. As a result of IPL is such a stress event, it is nice preparation for the World Cup,” he added.

“We aren’t taking a look at this event as preparation for the World Cup,” added Kirsten.

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