There will be no three players
Sunrisers Hyderabad starter Johnny Bairstow, Delhi Capitals all-rounder Chris Vokes and Punjab Kings star David Malan have announced their retirement from the IPL. They reportedly withdrew on the grounds that they would have to remain in quarantine for another six days in the UAE.
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Replacement is coming
Criticism of the omission of the test
The absence of key hitter Bairstow will be a major setback for Hyderabad. The team was currently performing at its worst. David Malan, who was supposed to play for the Punjab Kings, is the number one hitter in the world rankings in T20I. South Africa’s Aidan Markram has been named to the Punjab team to replace Malan.
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I was on the test team
All three played in the Test series against India. Chris Vokes was in great shape in both batting and bowling. It is likely that all three will be included in the English team of the Ashes series. The ashes are in crisis due to the Kovid crisis. There are three in the England T20 World Cup squad.
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