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Seven West Indies IPL players to undergo isolation in New Zealand

After the completion of the Indian Premier League (IPL), West Indies will resume their international cricket by touring to New Zealand in November. This will be the first series for the Kiwis post the resumption of play in the pandemic era.

here are as many as 7 players who are part of the IPL and the New Zealand tour- Kieron Pollard, captain of the West Indies T20 team, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, and Jason Holder, captain of the Test team.

Coach Phil Simmons feels that it would be difficult for players to be at their best playing a game straightaway after spending 14 days in isolation. However, the positive side which Simmons sees is that the players are coming off from playing high-level cricket in the IPL.

According to a report in, Coach Phil Simmons said, “It’s a bit difficult. The main T20 guys are in isolation until the morning of the first game. The plus is that they will be coming from a high-quality tournament so they will be sharp.”

West Indies will tour New Zealand for 3 T20Is and 2 Tests. The T20I series begins November 27th in Auckland and the next couple of T20Is to be played in Mount Maunganui. The Test series will commence on December 3rd in Hamilton followed by a Test in Wellington.

Jason Holder led West Indies were the first team to tour any country in the pandemic era. They visited England in July for 3-match Test series. England bounced back after losing the first Test and won the series 2-1.