English batsman Jonny Bairstow said on Thursday that it is indeed difficult for players to turn down a lot of money that can be earned by playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The England squad was named for the third and fourth tests after the result of the second test, and it was revealed that Moeen Ali will be returning home. This is all part of the ECB’s rotation policy.
Jos Buttler has already seen this rotation policy go home after the first Test. Jonny Bairstow also missed the first two tests against India under the rotational policy. However, former English cricketers such as Ian Botham, Kevin Pietersen and Michael Vaughan have criticized this England rotation policy.
“Look, I think it’s an essential part of the game. There are guys with white ball contracts and red call contracts and then there are those who have both. I think guys with the white ball format are going to want to go to the IPL and you can’t tell them. that they don’t go When it comes to rest, if you ask people to be away from January 2 to March 29 and sit in bubbles, people will rest at some point, that’s where the coaching staff has decided to rest players ”, said Bairstow on Thursday during a virtual press conference.
“Mentally we need to stay as fresh as possible. We’ve stayed in hotels and can’t leave, it’s taxing and it’s about staying fresh to produce the best in the field. When you talk about the kind of money like Kyle Jamieson, Chris Morris it’s hard to turn it down, it can be hard for anyone to turn it down I don’t believe there are any priorities, if you look at our out record we won six of our last seven outdoor tests , these results do not come from prioritizing one format of the game, ”he added.
In the IPL players auction, Chris Morris became the most expensive foreign player in history when he bought for Rs 16.25 crore by Rajasthan Royals. New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 15 crore.
“It’s hard, I lost my red ball contract last year. Like you said, I wanted to play test cricket, I went to Sri Lanka to play the test matches and I didn’t show up for the Big Bash League. That’s the nature. of the sport at the moment, there is a reason I went to Sri Lanka and I am here in India to play test cricket, ”said Bairstow.
When asked if he would leave the IPL play-offs for the New Zealand Tests, Bairstow said: “I don’t know the dates of the IPL play-offs and I don’t know the dates of the New Zealand Test games, so can’t say anything at this point. I’m lucky to play all three formats of the game. “
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