Virat Kohli-led India will play England in the upcoming five-match Test series in the UK. After the series, Indian players will play in the Indian Premier League. Shortly after the T20 league, they will regroup for the T20 World Cup.
While many believe Indian players will have enough match time under their belts before the World Cup starts in the UAE, former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Deep Dasgupta has a different view. He stated that India would be at a disadvantage in the T20 World Cup.
He also spoke about the contest between India and Pakistan. Speaking to Sportskeeda, he said: “Yes the way Pakistan are playing at this point in time, the current form if you look at it and everything put together, you can say India might be slightly ahead. The other important thing is India would be going straight from IPL.”
“However, playing at the same venues, that’s an advantage, but that can also be a disadvantage because you are not playing as a team in the IPL, you are playing against each other. End of the day, it’s a team sport and you need to gel as a team. After IPL, that’s your first assignment as a team.”
“The other thing we can’t really neglect is the whole burnout or fatigue because this team which is in England right now will not get a break. From there, they’ll go to IPL, from IPL to World Cup – they’ll be playing non-stop. So you can’t neglect that factor at all,” he added.