England head coach Chris Silverwood on Thursday said that the players should protect themselves from ‘burn-out’ during IPL 2020.
A total of 10 England players are participating in the upcoming edition of the IPL in the UAE this year. The players have just finished playing the white-ball series against Australia and now they will join their respective IPL teams. However, Chris Silverwood issued caution to the players keeping in mind the upcoming T20 World Cup next year.
“It’s their decision really, but we’ll have to keep an eye on them. Obviously, the contracts are good for them but equally as well we’re looking forward at a T20 World Cup. The more high-class T20 they can play will be a good thing for us. The one thing that I have encouraged is that they keep talking to us; we need to make sure that they don’t burn out as well,” Silverwood told ESPN CricInfo.
England’s skipper Eoin Morgan along with Tom Banton will be playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders. And Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, and Jofra Archer will represent Rajasthan Royals this season. Bairstow and Sam Curran will be playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings respectively.
Last week, Jofra Archer had spoken about the challenges under the bio-secured bubble but he has travelled to the UAE.
“Jofra’s found being locked up difficult at times. He’s not the only player, there’s been quite a few. We have to do it and I’m very proud of how the guys have dealt with it. It’s a juggling act of keeping people fresh in the mind. When people have asked to get out of the bubble, we’ve got them out. We said we would and we have. It’s a case of making sure we don’t burn people out,” Silverwood said.