Pat Cummins may skip rest of IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pat Cummins is set to miss the UAE-leg of the IPL and Cricket Australia needs to decide if it is prudent to let other Australian players compete in the tournament and spend more time in the mentally tough bio-bubble.
“Cummins, despite a multi-million dollar IPL contract, has already said he will not return to the T20 tournament this season,” said a report in The Sydney Morning Herald.
The Knight Riders claim they are yet to receive any official information regarding the matter. If Cummins does skip the remaining part of this year’s IPL, they will have the task of selecting a like-for-like replacement.
Cricket Australia will have to factor in the workload and bio-bubble fatigue ahead of the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in India in October-November.
The Australian players had to serve a quarantine period upon their arrival back home via Maldives due to travel restrictions in the country in the wake of the pandemic.