“No Hales, Cummins and Billings for KKR in IPL 2023”, Twitter not happy as KKR misses big names for IPL 2023

KKR will be missing Alex Hales: After opting to take a break from the preceding season, dynamic English opener, Alex Hales chose to drop from the forthcoming IPL as he wanted to focus on managing his workload a lot more efficiently.

Hales played an elemental role in helping England overcome the Indian bowling unit in a contest where the Indian batters struggled to get the wheels rolling. The English opener is one of the most renowned names in the shortest format of the game and will not be a part of the IPL auction.

KKR made all the right noises in the IPL trade window as they managed to bag three big names of the format in the form of Lockie Ferguson, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Shardul Thakur for the upcoming IPL. However, the absence of Hales will force them to look elsewhere in the IPL auction to plug the gap left by the openers.

It wasn’t just Alex Hales who withdrew from IPL 2023 but Pat Cummins and Sam Billings also won’t be a part of the upcoming IPL as they withdrew themselves citing workload management. This means that Kolkata will have to figure a way out to plug massive gaps ahead of the upcoming tournament.

Alex Hales has previously hinted at focusing on his international career and in the current era of relentless cricket, he has made it clear that he wants to keep himself in a piece and continue delivering at the grandest stages of all.

Here is what Twitter had to say about KKR

Twitter had mixed reactions about the hard-hitting English opener not being a part of the upcoming tournament as a few people had to believe that he should have tried and put in a bit more effort while others believe that it is actually impressive to witness players prioritizing their national leagues instead of the franchise tournaments as it is helping them to stay being mentally fit.

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