Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has vented on Twitter, while watching the fourth ODI against India at Edgbaston, about how few England players get to experience the IPL, to their detriment.
England could play the fifth and final ODI against India at Headingley without the services of Ian Bell, after the batsman picked up a fractured big toe i Birmingham on Tuesday.
India won the fourth ODI against England by nine wickets on Tuesday, easily taming the home bowlers as they chased down the 207 required in less than 31 overs, thanks to an Ajinkya Rahane maiden ODI century.
Coach Peter Moores has insisted England must improve against spin bowlers, if the remainder of the ongoing five-ODI series against India isn't going to end in defeat.
Jason Roy endured several hours of drama he and the selectors could have done without, retiring hurt after taking a blow to his thumb on the day he was named in an England squad for the first time.