Three England players withdrew from the UAE leg of IPL 2021 after the fifth and final match of the series between India and England was canceled. This included the name of Delhi Capitals all-rounder Chris Woakes. Now the player himself has come forward and given the reason for withdrawing from the UAE leg. He says that it was necessary to leave something to play in the T20 World Cup and the Ashes.
IPL left for World Cup and Ashes
After the cancellation of the Manchester Test, when suddenly 3 English players have canceled the IPL 2021.Withdraw the name from So it was believed that due to the cancellation of the Test match, the players are expressing their displeasure in this way. But now Chris Woakes himself has come out and given the reason for withdrawing from the UAE leg. The Guardian quoted Vox as saying,
There is not much gap between the World Cup and the Ashes series. I would have definitely loved to play in the IPL but to play in the World Cup and the Ashes, it was necessary to give up something or the other. Like 2019, this time too a big season is for us. There has been a lot of turmoil due to Corona but as a cricketer I am very excited about the upcoming season.
Didn’t know that my name would be in the World Cup team
IPL 2021It will be played from 19 September to 15 October. Then from October 17, the T20 World Cup and then the Ashes series will be played. There is not much gap in these events and players will have to stay in the bio bubble continuously for a long time. In such a situation, Chris Woakes has told that he had to leave something. They said,
“Till a few months ago, I didn’t know that my name would be in the World Cup squad. The IPL has been rescheduled and put at the end of our summer. The World Cup and the Ashes are to be organized within a very short time and I would have loved to play in the IPL but something has to be left out.
Ben Dwarshuis to replace Chris Woakes
After all-rounder Chris Woakes withdrew from the UAE legHas included Australian fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis in his team. Ben Dwarshuis has taken 100 T20 wickets in 82 matches. He was the second highest wicket-taker in the Big Bash League 2020-21. He took 24 wickets for Sydney Sixers. Recently, Ben Dwarshuis made his mark in the T20 Blast and took 15 wickets for Worcestershire.