Team India head coach Rahul Dravid responded to a query on the ‘workload management’ of senior players in the squad during the pre-match press conference ahead of the third ODI between India and New Zealand.
“We keep reviewing these things. You will call the break we have given to some of our boys (Rohit, Virat, KL Rahul) in the T20 series as workload management. Injury management and workload management are two different things, we have to keep balancing the two based on what the priority is for us in the short-term considering the amount of cricket we play and ensuring that we have our big players available for us in the big tournaments,” told Dravid.
“In terms of the IPL, the NCA and our medical team is constantly in touch with the franchises, and if there are any issues or injuries we connect with them. Unless the players are injured or there are other concerns then of course I think the BCCI has the right to pull them out,” he added.
Dravid denies opting for split captaincy
“Not that I am aware of. That’s a question you need to ask the selectors but as of now, I don’t think so,” Dravid added.