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Australian players set to be available for remainder of IPL


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Australia T20 stars are expected to be part of the second leg of IPL once it resumes in September this year. The tournament is likely to be played from September 18-20 to October 10-15, in the United Arab Emirates.

Despite Australia's white ball skipper Aaron Finch's remarks that it would be difficult for the cricketers to justify playing in the IPL and skipping national duty.

“This is only my personal opinion, I think they would find it hard to justify going back and playing that second half of the IPL purely based on the workload coming up with a T20 World Cup then a huge home summer. It’s a tough situation everyone has been put in but personally I’d find it hard to do that knowing how challenging it is mentally and on your family," Finch told SEN WA while speaking to Adam Gilchrist.

According to Cricbuzz, the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams among others may be available for the remainder of IPL.

Earlier, seven top Australia cricketers including Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, David Warner, Maxwell, Stoinis, Jyhe Richardson and Kane Richardson had withdrawn from the tours of West Indies and Bangladesh.

The bilateral matches provided an excellent opportunity for the cricketers to prepare for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, which will be held later this year. While the IPL can help them prepare for the T20 World Cup, which will also be held in the UAE.

The BCCI is also attempting to persuade the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to allow English players to participate, despite the fact that ECB officials have already stated that their players will not be available for the IPL.