Second blow to KKR before IPL 2023, after Billings, the captain also refused to play in the next season


Big blow to Kolkata Knight Riders before IPL 2023
The legendary player refused to play in the league next year by tweeting
This cricketer has recently been made the captain of his country’s ODI team.

New Delhi. Today is the last day to submit the list of retained and released players for IPL 2023 to the BCCI. Big news has come before that. Australia’s Test and ODI team captain Pat Cummins has decided not to play in the next season of IPL. He himself gave information about this by tweeting. The reason for this decision of Cummins is the busy cricket calendar for the next 12 months. Cummins was not retained by his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders before the 15th season of IPL this year. But, this fast bowler was bought in the mega auction for Rs 7.25 crore. However, Cummins was able to play only 5 matches in the 2022 IPL due to a hip injury. In this he took 7 wickets.

Cummins also rocked the bat. Cummins hit a half-century in just 14 balls against Mumbai Indians. Along with this, he equaled the record of the fastest fifty in the history of the league.

I have decided to withdraw from IPL 2023: Cummins
Pat Cummins tweeted, ‘I have taken the difficult decision not to play in next year’s IPL. The international schedule for the next 12 months is packed with Tests and ODIs, so will take some rest before the Ashes series and the World Cup.

Cummins further wrote, ‘Many thanks to Kolkata Knight Riders for understanding my problem. Such a wonderful team of players and staff and I hope to be back there as soon as possible.

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Australia has to play the Ashes series in June next year. After this, ODI World Cup is to be played in India in October-November. At the same time, Australia is also expected to play the final of the World Test Championship next year. Because the team is currently at the top of the points table. Australia has to play further test series against West Indies and South Africa. In this, he will have a chance to get one step closer to the Test Championship final.

Cummins has also recently been made the captain of Australia’s ODI team. In such a situation, being an all format player, the workload is more on him. Keeping this in mind, Cummins has decided not to play in IPL 2023.

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A day before Cummins, England’s swashbuckling batsman Sam Billings also announced not to play in IPL 2023. He also played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the last season. He took this decision with the intention of focusing on the longer format. Billings was bought by Kolkata last season for Rs 2 crore. However, this right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman could not perform much. Billings scored 169 runs at an average of 24. Not a single half-century came off his bat.

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