IPL 2019: Top 5 overseas players who might be missed
The twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League is scheduled to be hosted only in India from 23rd March to 12th May 2019. The marquee tournament will kick start with the last season finalists, Chennai Super Kings, and Sunrisers Hyderabad, locking horns on 23rd March.
Of late, the IPL 12 has been grabbing a lot of attention as it concludes just 17 days before the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which is scheduled to get underway from 30th May.
Given the magnitude of the World Cup, every player wishes to play the tournament and win it for his country. On the other hand, IPL is a long tournament and given the volume of cricket played, injuries and fatigue often take a toll on players during this marquee tournament.
Hence there are high chances that the cricket boards might ask their star cricketers either to skip the whole season or a part of it. Let us now take a look at 5 overseas cricketers who might miss the IPL 2019.
#5 Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)
Jos Buttler has been growing in confidence since the last season of the Indian Premier League. There has been no stopping Buttler since his promotion to the top of the order. Playing for Rajasthan Royals in the last season, the wicketkeeper-batsman scored 548 runs in 13 games at an average of 54.80. In the process, he hit five back to back fifties to equal Virender Sehwag's IPL record.
Given his red-hot form, the England team will expect him to play a key role for them in the upcoming World Cup at home. Hence, England Cricket Board might ask Buttler to miss a few games of the next IPL season.