Workload too much on Indian bowlers: Dhoni

Dambulla, August 15: Injury-hit Indian bowlers are in desperate need of timely breaks, said skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today, insisting that the workload on them is “a bit too much” compared to the batsmen.

India’s bowling has been been badly hit by injuries in the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka.

The team is without pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who is nursing a shoulder injury, while Ishant Sharma and Ashish Nehra are recuperating from niggles and are doubtful for tomorrow’s ODI tri-series match against Sri Lanka.

Dhoni advocated a more frequent rotational plan for the bowlers given the workload on them.

“Bowling department needs a bit more rotation compared to batting department. You have to see where exactly the bowler or the batsman is. Whether he plays a few more games or if he is given rest in the next few games. What will be the impact,” Dhoni said at the pre-match press conference.