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England's IPL players likely to miss Test series against New Zealand


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England are expected to rest the cricketers who participated in Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Test series against New Zealand.

Players who featured in IPL 2021 won’t be hurriedly picked for the Test series. Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, and Jonny Bairstow all performed at the very least a recreation within the postponed IPL and are actually in obligatory 10-day isolation after returning to the UK.

Earlier this week, Ashley Giles, the managing director of the England males’s crew, hinted that there could possibly be some new faces within the crew squad for the upcoming two-match Check sequence towards New Zealand.

"What we do know and what's not going to change is that given the weight of cricket, given the Ashes series, and we don't know what conditions that's going to be played in with regard to a Covid environment, we are going to need a bigger group of players. We may also choose against New Zealand to look at some new faces," ESPNcricinfo quoted Giles as saying.

New Zealand will face England in a two-match Test series beginning June 2 at Lord's in London. England are also slated to play India in a five-match Test series beginning in August.