Updated: August 21
The 31 remaining matches of VIVO IPL 2021 will take place in UAE from Sept 19th to Oct 15th. BCCI made this announcement during its Special General Meeting held on the 29th of May. With the news becoming official, preparations have already begun for the UAE edition.
For the cricket fans staying in the UAE, there is a piece of good news. The local government has allowed 50% of spectators for IPL 2021. The only criteria for entry into the ground will be that they should be vaccinated.
Preparation Of Franchises
Logistic preparations for the IPL 2021 in UAE edition are in full swing. The team franchises are thinking about a possible shift of their team based in UAE during the third week of August.
However, they are waiting for an official confirmation regarding the quarantine protocol to be followed in the UAE. Once the protocols are finalized, the team franchises will book the hotel rooms. They are also deliberating over the foreign players who will take part in IPL 2021 UAE leg.
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“Barring one or two teams, you can expect most of the teams to book the same hotels which they did last season. This helps both the team as well as hotel staff to know the demands beforehand. Biosecure bubble arrangements can also be easy if familiar hotel staff is roped in. One of the team franchise members said.
What if we tell you that IPL 2021 UAE leg may be held without Foreign players!! If such a situation arises, Let us try to figure out the playing XI of all eight franchises if no foreign player takes part in IPL 2021 UAE leg.
Expected Playing XI Of IPL Teams, Excluding Foreign Players
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
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ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli(C), Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddeen(WK), Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Harshal Patel, Mohhamed Shiraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Srikar Bharat(12th man).
Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C), Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul (12th man).
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Shubhman Gill(C), Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik(WK), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti (12th man).
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (C)(WK), Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Akash Singh, Rahul Tewatiya, Shivam Dubey, Chetan Sakariya, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi (12th man).