Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, and Riley Meredith are most likely to pull out of the second phase of the IPL, according to source. Earlier last week, it was reported that Cricket Australia (CA) has allowed its players to play in the second half of the 14th season of the IPL.
All these players were not even part of that Australian team, which went on tour to West Indies and Bangladesh. At the same time, all these withdrew from the tours citing personal reasons. Cummins plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and is one of the key members of the team. Meredith and Jhye Richardson play for Punjab Kings captained by KL Rahul. Meanwhile, Kane Richardson is part of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captained by Virat Kohli. Of all these, KKR will suffers the most, as they are the main players and the team is not even in the top 4 at the moment.
According to Cricket Australia's official website, Steve Smith. David Warner and Glenn Maxwell are most likely to play in the second leg. Fast bowler Nathan Ellis will be taken as a replacement player by an unknown team. Although Nathan Ellis was approached by three teams, his arrival with a team has been fixed, which will be officially announced soon.
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia (CA) has announced a 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup to be held in Oman and the United Arab Emirates from October 17. Uncapped player Josh Inglis has been named in the team and Ellis has also been included. He is part of the team as a reserve player. Both players impressed the Australian selectors with consistent performances in domestic competitions.
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