Top Australian and England star players are thinking of pulling out of the mega IPL auction ahead of the new season. They have a few more days to decide as the BCCI has extended the deadline to January 20 for enrolment. Joe Root has already spoken against giving his name for the auction, and even Mitchell Starc has suddenly turned cold towards his IPL future.
“I don’t want to give my name as England Test team needs me. I will keep sacrificing as I care a lot about Test cricket,” said Joe Root. According to Cricbuzz, Ben Stokes is also doubtful.
The concern is 22 weeks of the bio-bubble life. Cummins is also having second thought, considering his workload.
With the Ashes over, Australia will play against New Zealand and then will travel to Pakistan for a full-fledged tour.
Even with the emergence of South Africa and Sri Lanka as potential alternative hosts, the English and Aussie players are extra curious.