A member of Team India’s support staff from the 2011 World Cup has commented on the discussion of “specialized players” surrounding the Men in Blue amid the growing amount of injury issues in Indian cricket. The necessity to split their workload according to series and involvement in formats has gained top priority as the Indian cricket team continues to deal with the seriousness of its star players suffering injuries. According to appearances, the Indian T20I side will seem younger and more youthful moving ahead, but it is anticipated that a certain group of veteran players, like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, and others, would continue to play in both the ODIs and T20Is.

While the decision to choose specialist players for each format ultimately rests on the shoulders of the selectors, Ramji Srinivasan, who was Team India’s strength and conditioning coach during the 2011 World Cup and looked after the fitness of MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, and others, has pointed out that the fitness of those featuring regularly in all three needs to be prioritized and monitored rather carefully.

“This inquiry has persisted for a very long time. The decision to choose experts for each format must be made by the selectors and coaching staff. However, it is the responsibility of the strength and conditioning coach to maintain a player in shape if the selectors determine that they will use them in all three forms. Players participating in all three forms are acceptable. Remember that all three formats included MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, and Zaheer Khan ten years ago? The players knew what worked for them since they were aware of their bodies and were intelligent. They also shouldn’t mindlessly adhere to what an S&C recommends. They need to investigate, Srinivasan said in a piece for The Indian Express.

“Playing in three different forms represents a progression of the sport, and everything is conceivable in terms of fitness. But to do that, suitable testing, screening, training, planning, travel, and food schedule must be made. There will be players who can compete in all three forms, and talent should be the deciding factor rather than physical condition. If there is an all-format player, he has to get the appropriate training. Additionally, one must take into account a player’s advancing years. Virat Kohli cannot continue to operate in the same manner as he did four years ago.