South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje had been amongst players who had been allowed to leave for their respective IPL groups after the second ODI of their three-match collection towards Pakistan.
“Surprising to see @OfficialCSA allowing players to travel for IPL in the middle of a series. It is sad to see T20 leagues influencing international cricket. Some rethinking needs to be done!!” Afridi tweeted.
The collection was poised at 1-1 and a depleted South Africa ended up dropping the third ODI by 28 runs.
Additionally, New Zealand might be with out captain Kane Williamson and frontline quick bowlers Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson and Lockie Ferguson of their upcoming Test collection towards England if the trio’s respective IPL groups find yourself reaching the ultimate. England themselves might be lacking players like Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes amongst others if their groups find yourself reaching the IPL ultimate.