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Had to surrender one, so selected World Cup and Ashes over IPL, says Woakes

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England pacer Chris Woakes says it might have been extraordinarily laborious to play in three back-to-back tournaments so he selected the T20 World Cup and the Ashes sequence over the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Woakes, who performs for the Delhi Capitals within the IPL, pulled out of the favored and cash-rich T20 league together with compatriots Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Dawid Malan (Punjab Kings).
“My inclusion in the World Cup squad, I didn’t know was going to happen, especially a couple of months ago. The IPL has been rescheduled and thrown on to the end of our summer,” Woakes was quoted as saying by ‘The Guardian’.
“With the World Cup and the Ashes, it would have been too much in a short space of time. I would have loved to have been part of the IPL but something has to give,” Woakes, who will play for Warwickshire this week, stated.
Woakes stated the T20 World Cup, set to start within the UAE and Oman after the conclusion of the IPL, and the Ashes sequence assume significance which is a minimum of England’s summer season of 2019.

“A World Cup and an Ashes tour, it’s almost as big a winter as our summer was in 2019. It’s a shame with what’s going on Covid-wise that it’s not going to be as normal as everyone would like. But, from a cricket perspective, it’s very exciting.”

Woakes has proven eager curiosity in travelling to Australia for the Ashes when loads of British gamers are not sure of going Down Under because of anticipated stringent restrictions.
It is anticipated that Australia is not going to enable gamers with their households on the Tour.