IPL 2019: Key players from each team who can leave the tournament midway because of World Cup
The IPL this year might not have as much fanfare or craze around it because of the tournament with great prestige which follows it. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will start on May 30 and the start of IPL 2019 has been preponed to March 23rd to ensure enough recovery time for players.
The cricket boards of Australia, England, and South Africa have announced that they will recall their players in their World Cup squad playing in the IPL on May 1 meaning that they won't be available for the business end of the tournament.
The teams faced a big problem with respect to the availability of their overseas stars and had to make late adjustments to their targets during the auction in order to get adequate backup players to replace them when they leave.
Let's take a look at key players from each team who could leave midway through the tournament because of the World Cup.
#1 Chennai Super Kings- Faf Du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi and Imran Tahir
You would think that the Chennai Super Kings who prefer experience over youth would have many players not affected by the World Cup as they wouldn't have the pressure of international duty but it's not so.
The Proteas skipper, du Plessis leaving won't affect CSK too much because they have plenty of good Indian options who can bat in the same positions. But the same can't be said about Tahir and Ngidi.
Tahir is a natural wicket-taker and provides energy whenever he's on the field. Ngidi was the game-changer for CSK last season and his fiery spells of good quality fast bowling will be missed sorely and CSK will be without an overseas pace bowler.