Originally Posted by Stuart82
20/20 is the elephant in the room. Tests, ODI's and first class matches are about the same as that 1995-2007 period. 20/20's have increased the workload and especially with players chasing the cash in the IPL. I don't think it is coincidence that more injuries to young fast bowlers have happened since the IPL.
The only Australian fast bowlers who bowl regularly in IPL are those who are not even in contention for Australia - Brett Lee, Dirk Nannes, Ryan Harris, Shaun Tait etc. Only Ben Hilfenhaus and Johnson are Australian probables who plays IPL. Ironically, the best fast bowler who has been regularly present in most IPL matches - Dale Steyn - has rarely had injury problems.
Pattinson, Cummins, Bird, Hazlewood , Starc, Siddle have played a sum total of 0 IPL matches.
Randomly blaming IPL just shows the insecurity and denial in addressing the actual problem, whatever it is.