The ongoing IPL season is reaching the business end as all the teams are left to play 5-4 games more. Chennai Super Kings are currently leading the charts and they are certain to play the playoffs alongside a strong Delhi Capitals. Many top players parted ways from IPL due to the upcoming world cup but few of them decided take part in biggest T20 league. However, with the approaching world cup, the cricket boards of various nation want their players to join the national camp and put the last pedal of preparations into action.
The Australian and English players have allready left their respective franchise teams but the news has emerged that the South African players will also be leaving the tournament midway. Only the retired cricketers or the non-selected players in world cup squad will be available for their teams from here on.
The West Indies cricket board will announce the world cup squad on 24th April which may again make some hard hitters like Chris Gayle and Andre Russell unavailable for rest of the season. Afghanistan and New Zealand boards have allowed their cricketers to play in the full season, which concludes on final on 12th May at Rajiv Gandi International stadium in Hyderabad.
Here is the list of cricketers who will be unavailable for their teams
Chennai Super Kings – Faf du Plessis(South Africa), Imran Tahir(South Africa)
Delhi Capitals – Kagiso Rabada(South Africa)
Kings XI Punjab – David Miller(South Africa)
Kolkata Knight Riders – Joe Denly(England)
Mumbai Indians – Jason Behrendorff(Australia), Quinton de Kock(South Africa)
Rajasthan Royals – Jos Buttler(England), Steve Smith(Australia), Ben Stokes(England), Jofra Archer(England)
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Dale Steyn(South Africa), Moeen Ali(England), Marcus Stoinis(Australia), Heinrich Klaasen(South Africa)
Sunrisers Hyderabad – David Warner(Australia), Jonny Bairstow(England), Shakib Al Hasan(Bangladesh)