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IPL 2022: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and these England players doubtful about playing in IPL, may be called for NZ series

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) may decide to drop its players from the latter half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to prepare the team for the three-Test series against New Zealand starting at Lord’s on June 2. . Some of England’s leading Test cricketers, including pacer Mark Wood and middle-order batsman Jonny Bairstow, are among 22 county players who have registered for next month’s IPL mega auction of 10 franchises, while Rajasthan Royals retained Jos Buttler. Is. Although the IPL schedule has not been announced, it is likely to be held between March 27 and the last week of May, leaving England’s Test cricketers with absolutely no time to prepare for the home series against the Black Caps. (IPL 2022)

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No information on availability of players

If England cricketers play the entire duration of the IPL, it is most likely that they will be unavailable for the Lord’s Test as they will have no preparation in red-ball cricket before facing the current world Test champions. A report on the Cricbuzz website said on Friday that no formal information has yet been given to England players or IPL teams about their availability, but it is understood that ‘several franchises have been informed that they should be sent to England’. Players must plan to lose. He is likely to feature against the Blackcaps before the conclusion of the IPL.

These players can be included in ECB (IPL 2022)

Apart from Bairstow and Wood, several other Test cricketers including David Malan, Ollie Pope, Craig Overton, Sam Billings and Dan Lawrence may also join the ECB’s plan as they were part of the recently concluded Ashes in Australia. Jos Buttler, who was also Down Under for the five-Test series. Butler has been retained by Rajasthan Royals. England Test captain Joe Root, all-rounder Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes have ruled themselves out of the IPL. A clear picture will emerge after next month’s auction, depending on how the England cricketer is picked. But in all likelihood, the ECB wants the players selected for the Test to play at least one County Championship match (from 19 May) before the series against the Kiwis. (IPL 2022)

Rushabh Kothari

Senior Journalist at Youthistaan.

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