The Indian Premier League against India is known as the ‘most expensive tournament’ in the world. This league also has a good reputation in the international market. It is no exaggeration that domestic players as well as foreign players are keen to play in India-centric IPL. However, the Australian player announced that he will not be available for such an expensive IPL 2023 tournament and has taken this decision in the context of the schedule of international matches. He said that he needs some rest for the upcoming Ashes series and World Cup. Kolkata Knight Riders’ Pat Cummins tweeted on Tuesday that he is pulling out of the 16th edition of IPL in 2023. Australian Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins has played the last three IPL tournaments for Kolkata Knight Riders. But he played only five matches in IPL 2022 due to his hip injury. In those 5 matches played, he took 7 wickets and scored 53 runs.
“I have decided to withdraw from the IPL next year. My schedule for next year is full of Test and ODI series. Also I need some rest before the Ashes series with England and the ODI World Cup in India. Thanks to Kolkata team management for understanding my situation. It was an excellent team with disciplined players. I want to be a part of the team as soon as possible,” tweeted Pat Cummins. Cummins recently disappointed everyone by not performing well in the T20 World Cup on his home soil.
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. pic.twitter.com/Iu0dF73zOW
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) November 14, 2022
He took just three wickets at an average of 44.00 in four matches as defending champions Australia bowed out before the semi-finals. Meanwhile, as November 15 is the last day to announce the retention list for the upcoming 16th season of IPL 2023, Pat Cummins announced his decision before that. Before Cummins, England player Sam Billings also declared himself unavailable for the IPL.