Bowlers will find it tough in CT: Bond
After a hectic campaign in the Indian Premier League (IPL), bowlers may find the going tough heading into the Champions Trophy, former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond believes.
"Because of the condensed schedules in the IPL, and the heat and the travel, the bowlers haven't been bowling a lot in the nets," Bond wrote in a column for the ICC.
"Bowlers will be expected to bowl their quota of 10 overs, [which] will pose a unique challenge in terms of the bowlers not having had enough of a workload.
Bond added that players would need to make a few rapid changes in terms of both adjustment and attitude when they switch from the 20-over format.
“Players have been training and are in good shape physically, so this adjustment shouldn't be particularly demanding, but the issue of bowling workloads is another matter altogether."