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Veteran West Indies cricketer suggests how BCCI can help Mayank Yadav not turn into another Umran Malik

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In his recent post on social media platform, former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop emphasized the importance of nurturing India’s emerging pace talent, Mayank Yadav.

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Yadav, who made waves in IPL 2024 with his consistently high-speed deliveries for the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), garnered attention with his stellar performance, claiming six wickets while conceding only 54 runs in his first two outings.

However, Yadav encountered a setback when he sustained an abdominal strain during Lucknow’s recent victory over the Gujarat Titans, leading to his exclusion from the upcoming match against the Delhi Capitals. This incident underscores the persistent concern regarding injuries among fast bowlers, often resulting in prolonged periods of absence from the game, like Umran Malik in Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Recognizing the demanding physical toll on fast bowlers, Bishop stressed the increasing necessity for dedicated Strength and Conditioning coaches. With the rigorous schedule of international cricket and the frequency of matches, prioritizing player well-being, particularly for fast bowlers, is paramount.

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In advocating for proactive measures, Bishop suggested the appointment of personal strength and conditioning trainers, alongside continuous medical oversight to safeguard the longevity and performance of pace spearheads like Mayank Yadav over the next couple of years.

“Been discussing this idea privately with a colleague for the past week. Re the “special” talent of Mayank Yadav. Its an opportune time in cricket to explore the test of assigning a personal S & C trainer, & medical expertise year round to monitor him for the next 2 years,” Bishop shared on X (formerly Twitter).