There is a major news break from England. It was rumoured that England cricketers were so dissatisfied with India’s conduct in the ultimate cancellation of the 5th test of the India v England series that one England player was contemplating missing the IPL.
There is a breaking news coming from one of the sports journalists in England Will Macpherson who has tweeted that 3 England players Jonny Bairstow , Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali has probably withdrawn from IPL but 10 other England players could be travelling to UAE for the event.
The tweet as under :
Whether the potential withdrawal is for the Ashes series or India’s conduct in cancellation of the 5th test , it not yet heard .
However, it must be said that the above three players will be missed by the respective franchises. Jonny Bairstow is an asset for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team and gives rollicking starts and therefore his absence will be felt big time .
Malan has shown decent form in the test series and therefore could have added value to the Punjab Kings batting .
Chris Woakes was superb in the Oval test but while his spot in the Delhi Capitals XI is not confirmed ( due to presence of the South African quicks) his skills cannot be discounted at all.
Earlier Jos Buttler had withdrawn from the IPL due to new addition to his family .
We shall still await further developments on this episode as while on one hand the preparations are on for the IPL, the atmosphere still looks grim after India’s refusal to play the Manchester test.