New Delhi: England head coach Chris Silverwood says it’s very hard to tell players not to play in the IPL. Due to the England squad’s regular policy, their top players are less likely to rest during the 2021 IPL.
Silverwood talks about players playing IPL
Silverwood said in a virtual dialogue with the media: “It is very difficult to tell players that you cannot play IPL. You cannot refuse players for this. IPL is a big T20 ‘tournament.
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He said: “I don’t think that’s a problem because the players here are playing top-level T20 cricket, which benefits us. Apart from this, the players also enjoy playing in this tournament.
Players benefit from the IPL
There is a buzz that versatile Ben Stokes, fast bowler Joffra Archer and wicket batsman Jose Butler will not be able to play in the Test Series with New Zealand in June as they will play the IPL. However, Chris Silverwood says he will take a positive stance.
Silverwood said, “I think it will give people opportunities. I like that the players make their debuts and play well ”.
The coach said he wanted a player like Moin Ali to be bought at IPL auction. Silverwood said, “I want the players to do well. It would be better if they are caught in the IPL. I wish the players to do well, understand the environment and improve as a player.