Troublesome to ask gamers to not play IPL, says England coach Chris Silverwood

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It’s tough to ask gamers to not play within the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a result of event being a marquee occasion within the T20 cricket, stated England head coach Chris Silverwood.

Whereas England have caught to a rotation coverage for his or her groups, their prime gamers aren’t anticipated to get any relaxation throughout the 2021 IPL.

“It is vitally tough to say to the gamers that no you’ll be able to’t play IPL. You’ll be able to’t say no when you simply see the numbers. IPL is a marquee cricket occasion in T20 world and so it is very tough,” Silverwood stated in a digital interplay with the media on Wednesday.

“I do not suppose it is a difficulty as a result of gamers are enjoying incredible excessive stage of T20 cricket which may solely profit us actually. Transferring ahead it advantages the participant. Clearly, gamers make their very own minds up about competitions they go in however we profit from their enjoying,” he additional stated.

There have been talks of the likes of all-rounder Ben Stokes, quick bowler Jofra Archer and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler being set to overlook their dwelling Take a look at sequence in opposition to New Zealand in June as a result of IPL. Nonetheless, Silverwood stated that he chooses to see the optimistic aspect of the state of affairs.

“One of many issues that I really feel is it provides the chance to folks. It is thrilling for me to see folks make debuts, see folks do nicely. As I stated, I see the thrilling aspect about it,” he stated.

He stated that he wish to see gamers like Moeen Ali getting picked within the IPL Auctions that will likely be held Thursday night. “No, I would like them to do nicely, supportive of the choice they make actually. If they’re picked, will probably be good and I can solely want that they do nicely, get information of circumstances and enhance as gamers,” he stated.


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