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It will be difficult for Australian players to make a comeback in IPL: Ru Finch

Australia’s limited overs captain Aaron Finch has expressed surprise at the withdrawal of several players from the upcoming tours of West Indies and Bangladesh. He also said that it will be difficult for these players to make their place in the second half of IPL 2021. Seven top Australian players have pulled out of the West Indies and Bangladesh tours due to the bio bubble. These seven players include Pat Cummins, David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson and Jhye Richardson. These players have been in the bio bubble for various tournaments over the past few months.

Finch told former wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist over the radio, ‘This is my personal opinion. I think it will be difficult for him to justify playing in the second half of the IPL. Because in the coming times, the workload for the T20 World Cup and the domestic season will increase significantly.

The second part of the postponed IPL is to be held in Abu Dhabi from September 18 to October 10, while the T20 World Cup is to be held from October 18 to November 15.

He said, “It is a difficult situation that everyone has been placed in but personally I would find it difficult to know how challenging it is mentally and on your family. Pat Cummins and David Warner, it was a long-term plan for them not to go on this tour from the start.

The Australian team will leave for the West Indies tour on June 28, where they will play five T20s and three ODIs. By this he has to play five T20 matches on the Bangladesh tour from August 2 to 10.