Warner, Smith, Behrendorff, Stoinis likely to miss last stage of IPL 2019
Steven Smith and David Warner will plausibly slip from the last stage of the Indian Premier League 2019.
The Aussie duo are likely to leave their franchise teams by the end of this month to attend their national training camp from May 2 after being drafted into the squad for the upcoming World Cup.
Playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Warner has been running with superb form – so far he has scored 400 runs with a century and two pairs of half centuries.
His country mate Smith appeared in seven matches and stored 186 runs. If both the teams will go to the play-offs, the Australian stars will be out of action for this year’s IPL.
Rajasthan Royals will face Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 30 before meeting Delhi Capitals in their last league game on May 4.
Meanwhile Sunrisers Hyderabad will be in contest against Mumbai Indians and RCB on May 2 and May 4 respectively.
Other Australian performers pacer Jason Behrendorff and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who were also named in the World Cup squad, are also expected to leave Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively by the end of the month to attend the camp.
A statement from Cricket Australia says,
“The fifteen-player squad for the ICC world cup will assemble in Brisbane for a training camp at the National Cricket Centre on May 2.”
It further stated, “The training camp will include three practice matches between Australia XI and New Zealand XI at Allan Border Field.”
Among other Australian terms, RCB pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile has already been ruled out of the IPL following an injury.