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first_imgWorkload management will come into effect in 2nd phase of IPL: Bhuvneshwar KumarBhuvneshwar Kumar said all the 2019 ICC World Cup-bound players have the mega tournament on their minds and their fitness is something they will look after in the second phase of IPL 2019.advertisement Press Trust of India RanchiMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 16:52 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar said he was sure all IPL franchises will cooperate because World Cup was very important. (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBhuvneshwar Kumar is a key bowler for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2019Bhuvneshwar said all the players need to remain fit for the World CupBhuvneshwar said if he feels the need to rest during the IPL, he will speak with his franchiseIndia’s World Cup-bound bowlers could pick and choose matches during the second phase of IPL as part of the workload management programme, senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said Thursday.The Indian team management has been categorical in its demand that the troika of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s workload be effectively managed by franchises ahead of the World Cup starting May 30.Asked about the gruelling IPL schedule, Bhuvneshwar, who is Sunrisers Hyderabad’s key bowler, said: “That’s there in our minds. It will come into play after the first half of IPL, six-seven matches then we can know how we can approach the second half of IPL and what we need to do to remain fit for the World Cup.”Yes, it [World Cup] is there on our minds but we’ll look after [our fitness] in the second half of IPL,” replied Bhuvneshwar, making it clear that it will also be a prerogative of the players and their discussions with franchises.Recently, Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore said that there had been no communication from the BCCI with regards to workload management.Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad had said that talks were on to chalk out a feasible plan.Bhuvneshwar said that if he feels tired, he will take rest, but only after taking the franchise into confidence.”There isn’t a surety for anything. Yes there is something which is mind, if I feel that you know if I feel that I am tired, then we can take rest. So of course it upto the franchise.”advertisementThe pacer is hopeful that each and every franchise will have the Indian team’s interests in mind.”I am sure they will cooperate with each and every player because WC is a very important thing for us and BCCI may also talk to them,” he said, adding that it is for “every player playing World Cup”.Also Read | Chennai Super Kings to begin full-fledged preparation from March 16Also Read | Rajasthan Royals camp gets underway in MumbaiAlso Read | MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli respond to Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah in IPL 2019 banterFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Bhuvneshwar KumarFollow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow IPL 2019Follow Indian cricket teamFollow 2019 ICC World Cuplast_img read more