Which England and Australian cricketers to miss start of IPL 2020?

Australia tour England from September 4-16 in a 3 T20Is and 3 ODI series. This tour ends 3 days before the start of the IPL 2020 in the UAE on September 19th.

A number of English and Australian players will miss two or three games as they will have to undergo a week’s isolation and testing before they can join their teams.


Q - Who are these players and what teams are they playing for?

Q - Do you think this will affect the IPL teams and their results?


With Australia’s tour of England ending on Sep 16, IPL’s biggest stars will only be able to play in the IPL from Sep 26th.

A total of 29 players from England and Australia are part of the 8 IPL squads that are scheduled to start arriving in the UAE from next week.

Some of the star players include Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith, Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner and Cummins of the Kolkata Knight Riders – the most expensive foreign player for the 2020 season with a $2.17 million fee.

Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood
England’s Sam Curran

The Royals appear to be most affected with England stars Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler and Tom Curran in their team, along with Smith and fellow Australian Andrew Tye.


Here’s the team-wise list of players who will miss the first few matches of IPL 2020:

  • Chennai Super Kings: Josh Hazlewood, Sam Curran
  • Delhi Capitals: Alex Carey, Jason Roy, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes (earlier pulled himself out of IPL 2020)
  • Kings XI Punjab: Chris Jordan, Glenn Maxwell
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Tom Banton
  • Mumbai Indians: None
  • Rajasthan Royals: Andrew Tye, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Tom Curran
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Joshua Philippe, Kane Richardson, Moeen Ali
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Mitchell Marsh

Players who will not be part of the England & Australia squads will reach on time for IPL 2020:

CSK : Shane Watson
KKR : Green, Gurney
SRH : Stanlake
MI : Coulter -Nile, Chriss Lynn

According to IPL Moneyball, after India, Australian cricketers are due to earn the most from IPL 2020. 17 Australian cricketers will be taking home 86.7Cr this edition. 11 top class cricketers from England will be earning 43.8 Cr overall from the 13th edition of IPL.


Rajasthan Royals will be the most affected team due to the series. With Steve Smith, Archer, Buttler and Stokes set to miss the first week of IPL, Rajasthan Royals are belived to name Jaydev Unadkat as the captain of the team.