The Indian Premier League is entering its knockout stage and even as several teams eye the top four, they will also have to grapple with the absence of their key players. Here is a list of every player who has left early for national duty from IPL 2024.

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Several international stars, who played crucial roles for their team in the ongoing 2024 IPL, have left the tournament to gear up for the T20 World Cup that begins on June 1 in the West Indies and the USA. While some players left earlier in the tournament to be available for their respective countries for bilateral events, others have started departing in the last few days.

Bangladesh recently hosted Zimbabwe for a five-match T20I series, making it one of the many tours that clashed with the IPL. England will also play Pakistan from May 22 while South Africa and West Indies will also play a short series against each other ahead of the T20 World Cup. Cricket West Indies has confirmed their players will be a part of the IPL until their teams exit the league.

List of players who have departed early for the T20 World Cup from IPL 2024

Players who have left the IPL

Sikandar Raza – Punjab Kings; Left on April 27 for BAN v ZIM T20Is
Matheesha Pathirana – Chennai Super Kings; Left on May 6 due to hamstring injury
Liam Livingstone – Punjab Kings; Left on May 11 due to knee injury
Mustafizur Rahman – Chennai Super Kings; Left on May 3 for BAN v ZIM T20s
Jos Buttler – Rajasthan Royals; Left on May 13 for ENG v PAK T20Is
Will Jacks – Royal Challengers Bengaluru; Left on May 12 for ENG v PAK T20Is
Reece Topley – Royal Challengers Bengaluru; Left on May 12 for ENG v PAK T20Is
Phil Salt – Kolkata Knight Riders; Left on May 14 for ENG v PAK T20Is

Players who will leave the IPL in the next few days

Moeen Ali – Chennai Super Kings
Jonny Bairstow – Punjab Kings
Sam Curran – Punjab Kings