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prepared83
26 Mar 19 14:23
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Anyone know how long he's staying to play in the IPL this year?
Any help much appreciated
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Report Charlie March 26, 2019 8:13 PM GMT
That is a good question. As far as I can see the IPL play-offs start 7th May with the final on the 12th (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Indian_Premier_League#Preliminary).

England have one ODI in Ireland on the 3rd May and one T20I against Pakistan on the 5th May and then ODIs starting the 8th May. (https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-schedule/upcoming-series/international).

If Butler is down for all of those England games then he may get recalled earlier. Should RR make it to the play-offs then I suppose the decision may be as to whether he would gain more experience by being in them or would England prefer him back to prepare for the World Cup.

So I suppose he'll play most of the league games but nobody knows what happens if they make the play-offs.
Report prepared83 March 26, 2019 8:35 PM GMT
Cheers charlie, the reason i asked is that he's 33/1 to be top batsmen top 4 1/4 the odds and surely thats huge if he was to play the whole tournament? Don't want to lump on though incase its agreed he leaves early. He's on fire in this format
Report Charlie March 26, 2019 8:46 PM GMT
Do you think RR will be in top 4 or top 2? If not then he may not miss many games, but will play less than other players, if so then he may possibly miss three or two play-off/final games. Would you give somebody a two, three or possibly more game start? I suppose that's why the odds are so good.
Report mafeking March 27, 2019 1:06 PM GMT
think the england players are coming back on 30 april to prepare for the pre world cup ODIs
Report prepared83 March 27, 2019 1:26 PM GMT
ok thanks lads, for what its worth i've backed warner to win it e/w
Report Charlie March 27, 2019 7:05 PM GMT

Mar 27, 2019 -- 2:06PM, mafeking wrote:


think the england players are coming back on 30 april to prepare for the pre world cup ODIs


Thanks for that. Out of curiosity where did you get the info?

Report mafeking March 28, 2019 1:13 PM GMT
actually it's even earlier. april 25

https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/1093847
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