Vijay Shankar, who suffered toe harm while batting inside the nets, became the second one Indian player after Shikhar Dhawan to be dominated out of World Cup 2019. He is the state-of-the-art in a listing of Indian cricketers who’ve been put out of action due to injuries.
Dhawan suffered a hairline fracture while he turned into a hit on the left thumb whilst batting in opposition to Australia and become dominated out of the tournament. India’s woes deepened when Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffered a left hamstring pressure towards Pakistan, which saw him miss three fits before being picked for Tuesday’s sport in opposition to Bangladesh. India then roped in Rishabh Pant in the region of Dhawan and brought in Mayank Agarwal in location for Vijay.
Ramji Srinivasan, a former bodily teacher with the Indian cricket group, said it’s far very hard to prevent the type of accidents the Indian players suffered in England. “It can happen to any sportsman. If it’s muscle or tendon associated, then it’s a reason of situation, however getting hit via a ball within the nets is a not unusual occurrence,” he stated.
“It seems like Vijay has a grade 2 complicated fracture. I’m not aware of any preceding injuries on his huge toe. He has had knee and hamstring injuries within the past, however as a long way as I can recollect, nothing associated with the toe,” he added.
Team India’s harm control got here under the scanner ultimate yr whilst wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha turned into forced to overlook the excursion to Australia due to shoulder damage. This was after a thumb injury, which he picked throughout IPL 2018, had ruled him out of the Test in opposition to Afghanistan.
The handling of accidents and extra notably, the communique regarding the same had raised questions. Srinivasan feels the help workforce isn’t always guilty of negligence on this example. “What took place to Vijay may be termed as a freak injury,” he stated.
“The team control is aware of what wishes to be done to hold the gamers fresh and geared up for a big match and I’m certain they had devised a method to make certain workload management of the World Cup-sure gamers,” he brought.
– Open communique –
John Gloster, who worked as a physio with the Indian group for 4 years — from 2005 to 2008 — consents: “Two out of the 3 accidents thus far in this World Cup to Indian gamers could come under the ‘unfortunate’ category. Vijay Shankar being struck on the toe in the nets (by using Jasprit Bumrah) and Shikhar being hit on the thumb via (Mitchell) Starc are injures that aren’t related to health or practice,” he stated.
“With regard to Bhuvneshwar’s hamstring harm, there can be some related reasons. I am caused trust that it passed off when he slipped on the crease region in transport stride. Again, this will additionally fall underneath the unlucky class,” he delivered.
Gloster, who worked with IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals, believes the gamers picked in the squad for the quadrennial event had been properly monitored.
“The BCCI could be very lucky to have a person as astute, and with cricket revel in, as Patrick Farhat of their machine. Because of this, they’ve had better know-how of how to safely prepare and screen gamers before massive tournaments,” he stated.
“All (IPL) franchises that have Indian shrunk players are asked to preserve the board knowledgeable of any capacity injury or fitness issues. This has been a process for the duration of previous IPLs.
“I even have continually been very open inside the verbal exchange channels with Patrick on any related players from the RR squad. Given that we at the Royals have been the handiest franchise the use of GPS facts collection methods, I became capable of relay very accurate summaries of participant’s workloads,” he brought.
– Drastically different –
Gloster, who turned into with Team India when it triumphed in World T20 in South Africa, 2007, feels the dealing with of injuries in Indian cricket is “extensively exclusive from 2007” on some of the fronts, mainly with appreciate to health and the mind-set around it being non-negotiable.
“When I first got here to India, I felt that the key ingredient missing in Indian cricket as a whole become a fitness and this become the principle purpose why consistency turned into in no way there. It is not until you integrate the technical with fitness which you receives consistent success in sport,” stated Gloster.