If the latest reports are to be believed, then England’s players who were selected in the T20 World Cup group and who are also in the IPL 2021, both of which will take place in the UAE, are unlikely to be available for the knockout stages of the tournament if their teams qualify.
As already mentioned, several of the English players have already opted for the upcoming second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), which starts on September 19 with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) clashing against each other. another. The reason for the withdrawal of players like Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, David Malan is mostly that they want to be fresh for the T20 World Cup 2021 and want to spend time with their families.
Players in England are likely to miss the play-off stages of IPL 2021 if their franchises qualify
According to reports, England will play two T20Is in Pakistan on 14 and 15 October and arrive in the country on 9 October to prepare. Both matches are played in Rawalpindi and are seen as England’s build-up to the T20 World Cup. The team also plays some warm-up matches in the UAE, and therefore the team management wants all the players available.
The English players’ IPL commitments end at the end of the group stages on 8 October.
The first qualifiers will be played on October 10 and the eliminator will be played on October 11. The second qualifiers are scheduled for October 13 and the final will be played on October 15. requesting special permission to keep their English players longer, but it remains to be seen whether the ECB will agree or not.
Liam Livingstone, who misses Lancashire’s last two County championships to play in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals, could also miss the qualifiers as RR.
The franchise that has been hit the hardest is MS Dhoni’s CSK, with Sam Curran and Moeen Ali and looks good to qualify for the play-offs with 5 wins from 7 matches. Tom Curran plays for Delhi Capitals, who are currently sitting at the top of the table and look well placed to also reach the knockout stages.
Only RCB is one franchise, whose English player Georgie Garton is not mentioned in the English T20 World Cup team. England’s first group match for the World Cup is on October 23 against Western India.