IPL good preparation for World T20: Yusuf

Updated: 17 April 2010 17:35 IST

Big hitting batsman Yusuf Pathan on Friday said that the ongoing IPL is a better way to prepare for the forthcoming Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies.

IPL good preparation for World T20: Yusuf

Kolkata:

Big hitting batsman Yusuf Pathan on Friday agreed with his India teammate Virender Sehwag'e view that the ongoing Indian Premier League is a better way to prepare for the forthcoming Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies.

"Everybody is playing in IPL. We are getting good practice. It's a good opportunity for us that we are playing real matches. It's (IPL) a big tournament and it's Twenty20 format same that of the T20 World Cup. You have the momentum," he said ahead of his side Rajasthan Royal's IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders here on Saturday.

"There is a problem when you switch from 50 overs to T20 format. There you need some time to adjust. But here we are in the T20 mode. So it is giving us a good practice ahead of the T20 World Cup in the West Indies," he added.

On the issue of player burn-out due to IPL, Pathan said, "I don't think there will be any burn out issue with us. We are playing 14 matches but not continuously. We are getting gaps to give ourselves rest in between.

"Even if you would not have played IPL, you would have gone for a 15-20 day camp. There also you would have to work it hard on the ground," he said.

Asked whether the bowlers have found his weakness having seen him in two IPLs, he quipped, "If they took two IPLs to understand me then it's their problem, not mine."

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