Not even a month before the start of the second round of the IPL 2021, the IPL franchises are struggling. The foreign cricketers are opting out themselves one after another from the competition. The complexity of signing alternative foreign cricketers in a short period of time is increasing. Therefore, the teams have sent applications to the regulatory body of Indian cricket to extend the window.
The second round of the IPL will start on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates. Several foreign stars have withdrawn from the episode due to the crowded international schedule and other reasons.
Players to miss IPL 2021 Phase 2
Rajasthan Royals are not getting Jos Butler, Jofra Archer. Punjab also lost the pace pair of Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson. The situation of the RCB of the giants is even worse, spinner Adam Zampa, pacer Ken Richardson cannot be found in the UAE.
The IPL teams have to tidy up their houses by signing alternative foreigners. That is why they have petitioned the BCCI to extend the deadline for submission of the membership list. According to the earlier instructions, the entire team list is to be submitted by August 20.
Some IPL Teams have signed new players
However, most of the franchisees have brought the situation under control by dragging alternative foreigners into the team. Rajasthan Royals have signed Kiwi batsman Glenn Phillips to replace Jos Butler.
Virat’s RCB has given a surprise. The team has brought in a successful member of the Singapore national team, Tim David, as well as Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner Vanindu Hasaranga and pacer Dushmanta Chamira.
Punjab have signed Aussie pacer Nathan Ellis, who was successful in the Bangladesh tour, as a replacement.
Although several foreign cricketers have been named, Warner, Maxwell, Williamson, and Stoinis will be seen in the IPL. The second episode will start with a high voltage match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on the 19th. Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah – 31 matches are going to be held in 28 days in three venues. Final 15th October.