Warner, Hazelwood, and Cummins are in the Test team for the series in Pakistan, which runs from March 4 to 25, but will miss the limited overs tour, which starts on March 29.
Despite skipping the limited overs series against Pakistan, which is scheduled to coincide with the lucrative T20 league, Australia’s key players, including David Warner, Josh Hazelwood, and Pat Cummins, will miss the start of the IPL. IPL-15 is likely to begin in the last week of March, while the BCCI has not officially announced the dates. Warner, Hazelwood, and Cummins are in the Test team for the series in Pakistan, which runs from March 4 to 25, but will miss the limited overs tour, which starts on March 29.
They won’t be able to join their IPL teams until April 5, as Australia’s selection committee chief George Bailey stated on Tuesday that centrally contracted players who are not playing in the limited-overs series against Pakistan will not be available for the league until the bilateral series is completed.
As a result, the trio will return home after the Tests in Pakistan and before their IPL appearances in India.Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis, as well as pacers Jason Behrendorff, Sean Abbott, and Nathan Ellis, will miss the start of the league because they are part of the Australian squad for the three One-Day Internationals and one Twenty-20 International against Pakistan.
I have complete regard for the IPL as a tournament. Cricket.com.au cited Bailey as stating, “I think they’re at the forefront of the T20 game.”
“I believe it’s been a really crucial tournament for some of our players’ talent development, so it’s vital not to undervalue that going ahead,” he said.
“The protocols that would imply no centrally contracted Australia player could join an IPL team until April 6 were being finalised by CA’s Executive General Manager High Performance and National Teams, Ben Oliver,” Bailey added. Daniel Sams, Riley Meredith, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Tim David, for example, who are not tied by CA contracts, will be able to join the IPL right away.
Warner will join Ricky Ponting’s Delhi Capitals, while Hazlewood will join the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Cummins will return to the Kolkata Knight Riders.