Ricky Ponting advised Australian players to play in IPL 14

IPL 2021: In the second part of the Indian Premier League season 14, there is a question mark on the playing of Australian players. Former Australia captain and Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting, however, wants to see players from his country play in the second half of IPL 14. Ponting believes that playing in the IPL is the best option for Australian players in view of the preparations for the T20 World Cup.

The remaining matches of the 14th season of IPL will be played from September 19 to October 15, while the T20 World Cup will be held from October 17 to November 14. Both the tournaments will be played in UAE. Ponting said, “Those players who haven’t played for three or four months, they need to get into the rhythm by playing cricket against the best players in the world.”

Ricky Ponting believes that playing IPL will improve the preparation of players for the World Cup. “There is no doubt that this will be their best preparation in similar conditions, they will get a chance to play in the strongest domestic T20 tournament in the world,” he said.

Cummins unlikely to play

World number one fast bowler Pat Cummins, however, may be out of the second half of IPL 14. Cummins is going to become a father for the first time in September and for this reason he was also out of the West Indies and Bangladesh tour.

However, Australian captain Finch is not in favor of his players joining the second half of IPL 14. Finch had earlier said that it would be difficult for players who have been out of national duty citing fatigue and quarantine rules to justify a return to the IPL.

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