Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler and Jonathan Bairstow are among those who have returned from the IPL
England’s Indian Premier League players are unlikely to take part in next month’s test against New Zealand.
Those returning from the postponed IPL, including Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran and Moeen Ali, will not be returned after their mandatory 10-day isolation period.
This quarantine period expires this weekend, a little over two weeks before the first test at Lord’s.
The first test against the Black Caps begins on June 2nd.
The IPL has been suspended In early May after a surge in coronavirus cases among players.
The timeline is considered too tight for the returning players, which means calls like Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton and James Bracey are expected.
Meanwhile, head coach Chris Silverwood has stepped down from the one-day side for this summer. Graham Thorpe and Paul Collingwood are responsible as England play seven tests and twelve internationals with white balls between June and mid-September.
“I’m going to pass the reins on to the ODI series. It’s not fair to the players if I operate less than 100%, and it’s not fair to myself either,” said Silverwood.
“It’s just important that we keep our staff as fresh as possible. You saw that we tried to do this with our players to the best of our ability over the winter, and it’s just as important that we do it with the staff . It is so.” important that we take care of each other. ”