KKR star Pat Cummins opts out of IPL 2023 citing packed international schedule | Cricket

Australia captain Pat Cummins on Tuesday opted out of the upcoming 2023 version of the India Premier League (IPL) owing to a packed international schedule. He turned the second abroad star to withdraw from the sixteenth season of the league after England Sam Billings had introduced his resolution on Monday, citing his name to deal with longer format of the sport.

The Test and ODI skipper performed the final three IPL tournaments with Kolkata Knight Riders however lower brief his 2022 marketing campaign, the place he performed solely 5 matches selecting seven wickets and scoring 53 runs, as a consequence of a hip harm.

“I’ve made the difficult decision to miss next years IPL. The international schedule is packed with Tests and ODI’s for the next 12 months, so will take some rest ahead of an Ashes series and World Cup. Thanks so much to @KKRiders for their understanding. Such a terrific team of players and staff and I hope I can get back there ASAP,” he tweeted.

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Cummins had a disappointing marketing campaign on the latest T20 World Cup on house soil, taking solely three wickets from 4 matches at a median of 44.00 as defending champions Australia crashed out earlier than the semi-finals.

Australia’s Ashes tour of England begins in June, 2023 earlier than India host the 50-over World Cup in October/December.

Talking about KKR, they’ve been reasonably essentially the most energetic staff forward of the closing the retention window. They traded Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz from Gujarat Titans, the champions of the 2022 season, befoe roping in India pacer Shardul Thakur from Delhi Capitals. They additionally traded off Aman Khan to Mumbai Indians.

November 15 is the ultimate day for the announcement of the retention listing for IPL 2023 season.

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