IPL focus a worrying trend
The current era of IPL riches have affected the approaches taken by potential cricketers to make it big in the game. Career moves to improve their marketability for the IPL indicate a worrying trend, writes Anand Vasu in Wisden India.
But, while Pietersen and Gayle are established international cricketers, it is the Thiyagus of the cricket world that have pundits most worried. While his situation is unique at the moment, the time when young players will choose to make their mark in T20 leagues rather than do the hard yards may not be far away.