Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 08:32:59 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Strauss says more England gain than pain in IPL

By AFP, London
01st-Jun-2017       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »


Andrew Strauss believes letting England stars such as Ben Stokes play in the Indian Premier League is worth any potential injury risk.
All-rounder Stokes, paid a record $2.16 million to take part in this year's IPL, was named the tournament's most valuable player after helping Rising Pune Supergiant reach the knockout phase in the cash-rich Twenty20 competition.
He returned to hit a match-winning hundred as England clinched a one-day international series victory over South Africa at Southampton on Saturday.
But he only bowled five overs in two matches against the Proteas and was rested from Monday's seven-wicket defeat at Lord's with a knee injury, having already had surgery last year.
Chris Woakes, also recently returned from the IPL, missed both the Southampton and Lord's matches because of a thigh muscle problem, although he and Stokes, together with Moeen Ali (groin), are all expected to face Bangladesh in England's Champions Trophy opener at the Oval on Thursday.
England and Wales Cricket Board director Strauss is well aware of the already packed schedule confronting players who remain solely on international duty, but said what those who appeared in the IPL learnt outweighed the chance of an injury.
"That is the slight risk you take when you make people available for a chunk of cricket that is outside the international schedule," he explained.
"Injuries are part and parcel of the life generally, but on one hand you weigh up the potential risk and on the other you ask what they can potentially gain from that experience."
Strauss played down concerns about the fitness of Stokes and Woakes by saying: "Thankfully I don't think any of those injuries are of massive concern at this stage."
With white-ball cricket an early season priority given England are hosting the Champions Trophy, the ECB changed course this year by letting star men take part in the IPL.
But former England captain Strauss said he would be reluctant to let senior players go to the IPL if it meant they were unavailable for Test duty.
"When you get to the stage where you're missing Test matches to play in IPL that sends out a very strong message about where your priorities are -- and I would be uncomfortable with that."
Strauss said trying to balance a player's commitments was no simple task in an era of franchise cricket.
"It's not an easy one to navigate our way through," he admitted.
"I think the players who have gone over (to India this year) and played a number of games have benefited massively from the experience.
"(But) we've always got to balance that great opportunity for them with the schedules and workloads and the importance of us peaking for important series as an international team."
- 'No margin for error' -
England have never won a major one-day international trophy but Strauss, who has put a renewed emphasis on white-ball cricket since taking up his ECB role, was upbeat about their Champions Trophy chances.
"We've match-winners from one to seven, so I think other teams will look at us and think they're up against dangerous opposition," he said.
"But one thing we do know about the Champions Trophy is that there's no margin for error.
"You can't afford any bad days, so you're a little bit in the lap of the gods."
Monday saw England collapse to 20 for six at Lord's as South Africa's pacemen made the most of cloud cover.
But former opening batsman Strauss was happy with the dynamic way England have played the 50-over game under white-ball captain Eoin Morgan since a woeful first-round exit from the 2015 World Cup.
"When you're trying to play a high-tempo, more positive, aggressive style of play, at the back of your mind, you almost have to accept you're going to get it wrong now and again and you're going to have some bad days along the way," he said.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Journalists` concern for free speech should not be ignored


EDITORS' Council on Saturday expressed its surprise, dissatisfaction, and shock at the final report of a parliamentary standing committee on the draft Digital Security Act which totally ignored the concerns expressed by journalists. Following disapproval from journalists, rights campaigners and foreign diplomats in Dhaka, the Law Minister earlier had admitted ...

Sports »

Japan's Osaka blames US Open tears on 'notorious' nerves


AFP, Tokyo :Naomi Osaka has put her US Open tears down to shredded nerves and her natural awkwardness, rather than the tantrum thrown by Serena Williams that overshadowed a historic Japanese win.The 20-year-old melted hearts when she burst into sobs as boos rang out following her emphatic 6-2, 6-4 thrashing ...

International »

Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US


AFP :Catastrophic floods raised the threat of landslides and dam failures across the southeastern United States on Monday, prolonging the agony caused by a killer hurricane that has left more than a dozen people dead and caused billions of dollars in damage.Downgraded to a tropical depression, Florence crept over South ...

International »

Imran Khan pledges citizenship to Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees


Al Jazeera News :Karachi, Pakistan - Prime Minister Imran Khan has pledged to implement existing Pakistani laws that would grant citizenship to all Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees who were born on Pakistani soil, a major departure from previous policy.Pakistan is home to more than 1.39 million registered Afghan refugees, according ...

City »

BNP Standing Committee Member Barrister Moudud Ahmed speaking at a protest rally organised by Nasir Uddin Ahmed Pintu Smriti Sangsad at the Jatiya Press Club on Monday demanding release of BNP Chief Begum Khaleda Zia and other leaders of the party.


Entertainment »

Radhika Apte turns adviser for AndhaDhun director


AndhaDhun director, Sriram Raghavan holds Radhika’s opinion in high regard when it comes to working on a project. Radhika being an omnipresent character in the entertainment world, the filmmaker feels that seeking advice from the actress always works in favor of him. According to sources, Sriram Raghavan said, “Since Radhika ...

Editorial »

DUCSU election is desirable but subservient party politics must end


ACADEMICS and former student leaders have emphasised favourable environment and immediate announcement of schedule to hold the long-awaited election to Dhaka University Central Student Union (DUCSU). While Dhaka University authorities initiated a discussion with student organisations over the issue yesterday, the participants welcoming the DU's move pointed out that flexing ...

Cricket »

Mushfiq polishes his highest ton


Wicketkeeper cum batsman Mushfiqur Rahim's hit a magnificent century of 144 runs, which is highest in his ODI innings, during Bangladesh's post of 261/10 against Sri Lanka in the 14th Asia Cup opener at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in UAE on Saturday.Mushfiq touched the 100-run mark in the 43.3rd over ...

Sports »

Ireland's Monika Dukarska (left) and Aileen Crowley compete in the final of the Women's Double Skulls at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on Sunday.


International »

Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit


AFP, Seoul :South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States.Moon - whose own parents fled the North during the Korean War - flies north on ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated newly constituted Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RPMP) and Gazipur Metropolitan Police (GMP) units from Gonobhaban through video conferencing with the government officials and people of the two metropolitan cities at Rangpur and Gazipur Police Lines yesterday.


Entertainment »

Shraddha Kapoor scares journalist


It’s indeed tough to imagine an innocent face like Shraddha Kapoor turn a ghost but Stree has got out the best from her. The mystery around Shraddha’s character in the movie especially is a topic that is still discussed among groups and public forums. Shraddha Kapoor has become so synonymous ...

Editorial »

Ayub Khan type development is for corruption: Cracks in Teesta Bridge Link Road


IT is another story of peculiar development. Just two days before inauguration by the Prime Minister, a part of the 850-metre 2nd Teesta Bridge Link Road, located in the Gangachara upazila of Rangpur, collapsed on Friday being washed away by strong current. It was scheduled to inaugurate on Sunday. According ...

Cricket »

Moeen Ali says he was called 'Osama' by Australia player


England all-rounder Moeen Ali has said he was called "Osama" by an Australia player during the 2015 Ashes series.Ali's allegation was made in his autobiography, an extract of which was published in Saturday's edition of The Times newspaper.Cricket Australia has announced it is launching an investigation, saying the comment was ...

Sports »

Celtic boss Rodgers laments 'poor officiating' in St Mirren stalemate


Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers bemoaned a "poor demonstration of officiating" after Olivier Ntcham was sent off in a goalless draw away to St Mirren on Friday.The result gave Oran Kearney a point in his first game as Buddies boss but Rodgers was unhappy with the decision by referee Andrew Dallas ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news