Jonny Bairstow in IPL auction.

Jonny Bairstow in IPL auction.

Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

06 Feb 2017, 17:49 #1

I suppose a cricket career is very short and you have to maximise your earnings, but after making a special case for Buttler last year, it now seems that an England White ball cap is now just a stepping stone to the IPL.

I suppose we might see him play for Yorkshire in 2017, though he will probably be deemed to have played too much cricket and will need to be rested!

http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-prem ... 81322.html
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

06 Feb 2017, 17:58 #2

********. If he gets accepted, that is a big blow. We MAY have got JB for a couple of matches next season but with an IPL "gig", that will probably be zero. May was the only month with hardly any International matches and thus the only time there was a possibility of us getting the England players back. Not now!! We will be playing the whole of the 50 over comp without JB.
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Joined: 12 Sep 2014, 18:27

06 Feb 2017, 18:47 #3

I didn't expect to have him anyway. England start their season ridiculously early with one dayers against Ireland and SA in May
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

06 Feb 2017, 19:17 #4

It's a blow but I don't think we would have seen much of him anyway. I don't blame any player for accepting an IPL gig - the money they can earn for a few weeks work is ridiculous. I suppose there's a chance he won't be picked up in the auction, England players don't seem to be as in demand in the IPL as they are in the Big Bash.
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Joined: 24 May 2016, 21:00

06 Feb 2017, 19:42 #5

Kiwi Ben Stokes has been included in the auction.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

06 Feb 2017, 20:36 #6

The IPL is welcome to Ben Stokes, whatever his true nationality.

Perhaps he can remit part of his salary home to help his county out.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

06 Feb 2017, 20:37 #7

Kiwi Ben Stokes has been included in the auction.
Think England now see The IPL as a finishing school for White Ball cricketers where they'll learn more and improve quicker than in any other competition. There's even talk of players missing the Ireland ODI's to stay at the IPL. Not sure I'm totally comfortable with that.
P.S. Great contribution to the debate there Jacobus!
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Joined: 21 Aug 2013, 19:47

06 Feb 2017, 21:26 #8

Don't blame JB at all - to much money on the table not to get involved.Do we know how likely he is to be brought?

Also any other YCCC players involved? Cant understand why the likes of Root, Ras, TB and Willey wouldn't put their name forward and then see what happens.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

06 Feb 2017, 21:40 #9

Root has already said he's not entering the auction as he wants to spend time with his newborn
I wouldn't rule it out in future years though.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

06 Feb 2017, 23:19 #10

Our erstwhile overseas who quote plays all formats and will be available for most of the season unquote is in the auction.

IPL dates 5 Apr - 21 May.

That covers all our 50 overs group matches, plus 3 CC matches.

I don't think he has a cat in hell's chance of being picked up in the auction but I think the fact he has put his name forward, plus all the question marks about his involvement in the Champions Trophy, makes our infatuation with Aussies look very short sighted.
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