Players Opting Out Ahead Of IPL 2021 Brings The Focus Back On Sustainability Of Bio-Bubble
"We've got a big winter ahead too. The West Indies is going to be a long tour, with Bangladesh (T20 tour) potentially thrown on the end of that," he said. "Then potentially the T20 World Cup leading into the Ashes, so it's a big 12 months, as it always is with Australia, and I want to give myself the best chance to be mentally and physically ready for that. That's the decision I've made, and it sits pretty well with me."
While most players have gone through a hard grind in recent times, the sudden rise in Covid-19 cases in India have also raised some concerns. If anything, life in a bio-secure environment will be tougher and stricter during this edition of IPL.
After the end of the ODI series against England on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli had complained about scheduling. He said that playing cricket continuously in a bio-bubble would be tough.
"Scheduling needs to be looked at in future because playing in bio-bubbles for so long, two to three months, is going to be very, very difficult, going forward," he had said. "You can't expect everyone to be at the same level of mental strength. Sometimes you do get cooked and you do feel like a bit of a change."