Steve Waugh has warned young Australia pace bowler Pat Cummins against overtaxing his body by playing in the Indian Premier League.
The 18-year-old is currently nursing a heel injury that means he will miss the majority of the Test series against India over the coming month.
The teenager experienced Indian conditions during the Champions League and is looking forward to improving his game by playing on the sub-continent in the future.
"I enjoyed my time in India during the Champions League and liked the conditions," he said. "I think with Twenty20 cricket you play every couple of days and it's not too many overs, so you never put too much stress on your body.
"And talking to some of the other boys, if you're going to play a Test series there on the sub-continent in the future, any experience over there is a good experience."
The youngster is set to be nominated for the IPL auction next April but former Australia captain Waugh said Cummins should concentrate on cementing his place in the Test side first.
"The priority has got to be playing for Australia, the baggy green (cap) is number one and everything else slots in underneath that," Waugh told The Australian newspaper.
"Obviously, there's money to be made from the IPL, but I think as a young guy with his potential and his star quality, he's going to make a lot of money out of the game of cricket.
"The IPL right now should be a fair way down on his radar.
"And if his body is a little bit susceptible to injury at the moment, his commitment has got to be playing for Australia first."