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Chris Woakes Opts Out Of IPL 2020

After Jofra Archer recently getting ruled out due to injury, another top England star Chris Woakes has withdrawn his name from the forthcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In order to remain fresh for his international assignments, Woakes has informed the Delhi Capitals on the latest development. IPL 2020 is scheduled to start from March 29 with the opener between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

England are currently in Sri Lanka for their upcoming two-match Test series. They are also scheduled to play six Tests across three months at home against West Indies and Pakistan from June 4 which is a very busy calendar year. This is a huge setback for the Delhi Capitals with their other two fast bowlers in Ishant Sharma and Kagiso Rabada already recovering from their respective injury issues.