Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri and members of the Indian staff have stressed on workload management for the past year in preparation for the World Cup. But what do the numbers say - for Indian team, other countries and individual players?
IPL round robin fixtures draw to a close on May 5 and until then, things could go either way. Playoffs begin on May 7 with Qualifier 1; Eliminator on May 8 and Qualifier 2 on May 10. The final will be played on May 12.
India's international assignments are done before the World Cup. But there are plenty of questions like: who will bat at No.4, the backup for MS Dhoni, what are its spin options and has Vijay Shankar done enough?
Prajnesh Gunneswaran finished 2018 as World No. 107 and India's highest ranked tennis player in a career that was plagued with knee injuries. Divij Sharan almost bumped Rohan Bopanna in doubles charts.