There has been a lot of debate about the ECB’s rotation policy. While many experts have supported it by saying that it’s necessary to manage the workload of the players, others have opined that the policy prioritises T20 cricket over Tests. Reacting to the accusations, wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler has refuted the claims and said that playing all three formats in the current scenario is not possible as bio bubbles and Covid-19 restrictions can take a toll on the player’s health.
Buttler also defended the participation of English players in the Indian Premier League. He said that playing in IPL can significantly improve the financial status of a player but more than that, it helps the player to enhance his skills.
“We all know the benefits of the IPL. It is a huge tournament and the monetary rewards are obvious. But there are also obvious benefits with regard to player improvement and the experiences you gain,” Jos Buttler added.
England Coach, Chris Silverwood has already made it clear that England players will be available for the full season of the Indian Premier League which means that many of the Test stalwarts might miss England’s first Test against New Zealand. Buttler further added that playing in the IPL will help the England players prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup in India.
“Especially with this year’s World Cup being in India too. There are so many pluses to the IPL which have been quite obvious in the upturn of the white-ball game in England,” Jos Buttler said