Another Big and sad news for fans is that Australia Test Captain Pat Cummins Turns Back on IPL to Concentrate on National Duties Pat Cummins, the Australia Test and ODI captain has decided to skip the next IPL competition. He wants to focus on leading his team through a hectic international cricket schedule.
At the IPL auction earlier this year, Cummins was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 7.25 crore. However, the right-arm fast bowler has chosen to skip the competition. He wants to take this break before a crucial period for Australian cricket.
“I’ve made the difficult decision to miss next year’s IPL. The international schedule is packed with Tests and ODIs for the next 12 months, so will take some rest ahead of an Ashes series and World Cup.” Cummins said on Twitter on Tuesday.
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is scheduled in India in October and November. At the same time, Cummins will captain Australia in the Ashes series, which begins in June next year. As per your knowledge, Cummins was already on the list of KKR-released players.
Australia has a 70% win-loss percentage. Australia can move closer to ensuring they feature in next year’s Test. Achieving this by showcasing by defeating the West Indies and South Africa in the upcoming home series.
Then they will go to India to battle it out for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy early next year. The result of that series will likely decide which team will finish in the top two places and qualify for the World Test Championship final.