Why the Englishmen aren’t playing in the IPL and which top players will be missed?

IPL 2021 was postponed due to covid19 outbreak in the first phase of IPL, so BCCI has decided to do the rest of the matches from September.  

Top English Batsman like Ben stokes will not play because he has a problem with his index finger, and he took an indefinite break from International Cricket because of his mental instability so he will be missed in the IPL and for many matches to come.

The remaining matches of IPL 2021 are to be played from 19 September 2021 but the top players like Jos Buttler, Eion Morgan, jofra Archer, Sam Curren are to be missed. 

According to the report of ECB Ashley Giles, the managing director “We have a full schedule if we go from the end of the fifth Test in September. We are set to leave for Bangladesh in the next couple of days. We have a full schedule right through, including Pakistan and wherever the T20 World Cup is,” said Giles. 

“We’d love them to be involved in the Hundred at some point and the launch of that competition. It would be great to have our best players playing in it. But we’ll have to look at workloads very carefully.” 

“We are going to have to give some of these guys a break at some point. But the intention of giving guys a break for, say, Bangladesh wouldn’t be for them to go and play cricket elsewhere”. Further, he also added they will not be allowed to play in the IPL to keep them fresh for the T20 World Cup and Ashes. 

“Test series against New Zealand at the start of June due to their involvement in the IPL. 

The New Zealand scenario was very different. Those Test matches were formalized at the end of January, by which time all those contracts and NOCs (no-objection certificates) were signed for full involvement in the IPL.” 

Hence In an interview with Hindustan Times Akash Chopra said “Rajasthan Royals will be the most concerned. They have Buttler, Stokes, and Archer. Stokes and Archer had gone because of injuries but when it happens later, they will become fit but will not be available”. 

He also said this problem will also face by Chennai Super Kings  

“You have to see how the IPL tournament pans out, if you missed the qualifications, I presume you’ll be most likely to be available for those Tests,” Curran told British media. Further, he also added “But if you are in the final, it might be a bit different. It is still quite a way away. No one knows how it is gonna pan out, so yeah fingers crossed. Will see how the IPL goes,” Curran said, indicating where his priorities lay. 

Overall, the Top English players like Eion Morgan, Buttler, Sam Curren will not play because of the busy Schedule Jofra Archer will miss because of injury, and Ben stokes took an indefinite break and had an index finger injury and some mental issue so this player will be missed IPL 2021. 

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