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Players should learn to strike balance between matches, parties

Kochi: Kolkata Knight Riders coach Dav Whatmore on Tuesday said players should learn to strike a balance between cricket matches and IPL parties.

Replying to a query on IPL parties, Whatmore, in the city for a seminar, said `Parties are part of IPL.`

But the players should put in their 100 percent effort for matches and also for matches, he said.

“If there are players not able to balance it then they have got to be very careful”, he said.

Asked which was his favourite team out of the three which he had coached--Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and KKR, he said he did not have any favourite.

“I do have a desire to whoever I am coaching to make them play to their best ability.I have fond memories of all the three countries”, he said.

On KKR`s performance in the last IPL edition, he said `It was a very big learning curve for me during the last IPL`.

The team should correct the mistakes and move forward to be a much more competitive one in IPL Four.

About players in Kerala, he said there are a couple of good and potential players in Kerala, he said.

After the team`s Twenty20 World Cup debacle, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had conceded that after-match IPL parties and hectic travelling during the league did take a toll on the players` fitness.

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