England players are all expected to be allowed to participate in the remainder of the cash-rich Indian Premier League after their short white-ball away streak against Bangladesh slated for September was postponed.
We learn that the series is now due to be played early next year and that gives England players like Jos Buttler, back in form Jofra Archer, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Jony Bairstow, Tom Curran to represent their various IPL franchises. The IPL resumes in the United Arab Emirates on September 19.
“Yes, we were in talks with the ECB about the availability of their players for the IPL. We don’t have official confirmation yet on that, but we have an idea that the odds are really good,” he said. said a senior BCCI official. PTI under conditions of anonymity.
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In fact, an article in a British newspaper Telegraph reported: “England were to tour Bangladesh for three ODIs and three T20 Internationals which would have clashed with the IPL and resulted in England leaving a few days after the end of the test series with India September 14. ” It is understood that the English IPL stars will be traveling on the same charter flight from Manchester to Dubai for his bubble-to-bubble transfer.
There are 31 games left at the IPL and it was postponed in early May of this year after several cases of COVID-19 inside the bio-bubble.
There is no reason to guess that the 50+ world champion in his bid to win back the ICC T20 World Cup, which they won in the West Indies in 2010, would ideally want his players to get the best preparation in the same venue. where the brand event will take place after the IPL.
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However, the only issue could be a mental health issue, which could lead to a few strikeouts as Livingstone, who was part of England’s white ball squad, opted out of the IPL due to the bubble fatigue.
In fact, all-round star Ben Stokes has stepped down from the India Test series to take care of his “mental well-being”.
One would expect that if Stokes feels ready for the rigors of competitive cricket by September, he could show up in the Rajasthan Royals jersey.