Pat Cummins opts not to play IPL due to a tight International Schedule

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IPL 2023 Retention

Big blow for Kolkata Knight Riders as they lost a great all-rounder in the form of Pat Cummins for the upcoming IPL 2023

IPL 2023 Retention: Pat Cummins IPL 2023, Due to a busy schedule, Pat Cummins, the captain of Australia’s Test and One-Day International teams, has chosen to forgo playing in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). He announced this news yesterday late in the night. He also has congratulated his team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the 2023 IPL, on Twitter.

Cummins tweeted a tweet on Tuesday announcing the choice, and he later confirmed it on his Twitter account. Cummins would be greatly missed by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who have been in the market and have already completed a number of deals. He was purchased for a staggering INR 7.5 Crores.

Pat Cummins Tweet

Cummins acknowledged that it was a difficult choice. But he decided to use the time between now and the Ashes and the 2023 Cricket World Cup to rest. Cummins thanked the team KKR for being sympathetic to his choice to withdraw from the competition.

Reason for not playing IPL 2023?

Pat Cummins, Australia’s ODI and Test captain, has chosen to skip the upcoming 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season due to a busy international schedule leading up to the ODI World Cup and Ashes.

KKR’s Bowling Attack In Previous Edition

During the previous season, there were some issues with the bowling for Kolkata Knight Riders. The team’s speed unit did poorly, with the exception of Umesh Yadav and to a smaller degree Tim Southee. Particularly Pat Cummins had a terrible season. KKR ended with 12 points and seventh place in the standings after winning six of their 14 games.

New Replacement

Shardul Thakur could be the potential replacement as they bought him from Delhi Capitals as they think correct the mistakes made in the previous editions and they think with Shardul, Ferguson, and Umesh the bowling attack certainly looks stronger and better than the previous season.

Kolkata Knight Riders‘ Latest Purchases

Following the return of Ferguson. The trade of explosive Afghanistan wicket-keeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz from the 2022 champion Gujarat Titans. And Shardul is their third significant trade completed prior to the deadline for the release of the retention list.

Current Players in KKR’s Team

Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Nabi, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

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