England players playing in IPL may be out of the Test team against New Zealand
By Sudev Haldar
on Sat May 15 2021
England players playing in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 may be out of the Test team against New Zealand
It is difficult for England’s IPL cricketers to get a place in the Test series against New Zealand as the ECB board does not want to play them directly from the abode without practice.
This means that players like Jos Butler, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, and Moeen Ali will not be able to play a two-Test series against New Zealand from June 2. their segregation will end later this week, with only two weeks left for the first Test in Lords.
According to a BBC Sports report, “There is very little time left for the IPL players. It means that players like Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton, and James Bracey can get a chance. “
According to the report of The Independent, “Not being able to practice Test cricket is a matter of concern.” The other players have been playing the county championship for several weeks. “
Head coach Chris Silverwood will call a selection committee meeting on Tuesday. Earlier, England men’s cricket managing director Ashley Giles indicated that it was difficult for players returning from the suspended IPL to play a Test series against New Zealand.
11 England cricketers took part in the IPL. The IPL was postponed to May 4 indefinitely due to a corona infection in the bio bubble.
Jos Butler plays from Rajasthan Royals, Johnny Bairstow plays from Sunrisers Hyderabad, Moeen Ali was bought by Chennai Super Kings at auction for 7 crores this time. Chris Woakes is in the Delhi Capitals team. Sam Curran is an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings team. There are many other players from England who play in the IPL but they are excluded from the Test team.
Such as Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy associated with Sunrisers Hyderabad, Tom Curran joining the Delhi Capitals team this time. At the same time, all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is associated with Rajasthan Royals, is injured and has to undergo surgery on his thumb, he is almost sure to stay out of the New Zealand series.