Australia star turns back

World Cup Australia’s return to the IPL to focus on national commitments 2022

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World Cup Australia’s return

World Cup Australia’s star returns to the IPL to focus on national commitments. Pat Cummins, Australia’s Test and ODI captain, has opted to forego next year’s IPL event in order to focus on guiding his team through a rigorous international cricket calendar. Cummins was acquired by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL auction earlier this year for Rs 7.25 crore, but the right-arm fast bowler has opted to forego next year’s contest in order to relax ahead of a hectic season for World Cup Australia cricket.

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“I’ve taken the painful choice to skip the IPL next year,” Cummins stated on Twitter on Tuesday.

“The international calendar is jam-packed with Tests and ODIs for the next 12 months, so we’ll take a break before the Ashes series and World Cup.”

The Ashes series, which Cummins will captain, will begin in June of next year, while the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Australia will be held in India in October and November. With Cummins’ team presently leading the World Test Championship rankings, Australia has a solid chance of making the World Test Championship final next year. Australia has a 70% win-loss record and may come one step closer to securing a spot in next year’s Test showcase during forthcoming home series against the West Indies and South Africa.

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They will then head to India early next year to compete for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which will likely determine who finishes in the top two and qualifies for the World Cup Australia Test Championship final. ‘The next Indian trip is critical to Australia’s hopes.’ – Ricky Ponting | The International Cricket Council Review

Cummins took seven wickets in five IPL matches for the Knight Riders this season, but he also made headlines with the bat, striking a quickfire 50 from only 14 deliveries against the Mumbai Indians. Cummins’ hit equaled India starter KL Rahul’s previous record for the quickest half-century in the competition for the World Cup Australia

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Where was the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup held?

England and Wales, respectively.

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup was contested in England and Wales. The games were held in 11 different locations.

The 2019 World Cup framework altered the overall number of participating teams from 14 to how many?

Answer: ten

Because Afghanistan and Ireland were granted test match status in 2017, bringing the total number of test-playing ICC members to 12, this was the first ICC World Cup in which not every test-playing nation competed. Zimbabwe and Ireland were the unlucky pair to miss out, with Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies competing (in alphabetical order).

Afghanistan and the West Indies advanced to the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier after beating Zimbabwe and Scotland, respectively.

Years before it was officially revealed in 2015, rumors about a new round-robin structure and a decrease in participating teams from 14 to 10 surfaced. The decision was met with criticism from ex-cricketers and analysts such as Sachin Tendulkar and Martin Crowe. Some observers, such as Jonathan Agnew (writing for the BBC in 2015) and Hasan Minhaj (on the Netflix series “Patriot Act”), speculated that the decision was made in response to mounting pressure from wealthy test countries such as India to increase broadcasting attention given to the major cricketing nations, thereby increasing revenue.