Updated: September 14
VIVO IPL 2021 part 2 will occur in the UAE from September 19 to October 15, 2021. This edition was previously slated to take place in India. The tournament was going smoothly, but a sudden spike in the COVID cases within the secure bio bubble forced the BCCI to postpone the tournament mid-way.
With around 27 days left to commence in the IPL 2021 in UAE leg, all the teams are busy preparing. A lot of events are taking place every day related to the IPL 2021 part 2. Let us see a few latest news related to IPL 2021.
IPL : IPL 2021 News, Latest News And Live Updates
Lasith Malinga who was an integral part of Mumbai Indians from day one to last and the highest wicket-taker in IPL history has taken retirement from T20 international cricket.
Virat Kohli & Md Sirj of RCB, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma & Axar Patel (DC) reached Dubai and underwent Covid-19 tests. They will complete a 6-day quarantine.
PBKS roped South African opener Aiden Markram as Dawid Malan’s replacement.
As per the IANS report only vaccinated crowds will be allowed in the stadium for VIVO IPL 2021 UAE leg.
MI Team members will reach Dubai today
After the cancellation of the fifth Test between India & England, the players of Mumbai Indians ( who were part of the test series) will leave for Dubai from Manchester on Saturday (11th Sep). Since all the players will go by commercial flight, they will have to stay in a 6-day quarantine in Dubai.
Pant will be the captain of the remainder of IPL 2021
Rishabh Pant may be facing criticism due to his poor performance in the ongoing tour of England but there is some relief news for him in the remainder of IPL 2021. The Delhi Capitals team management has decided to retain him as the captain.
Pant was handed over the captaincy at the start of this IPL season after Delhi Capitals regular captain Shreyas Iyer was injured.
Latest News – 30 August
RCB,s member Washington Sundar has been ruled out for IPL 2021 part 2. West Bengal state-level cricketer Akash Deep has been named as Sundar’s replacement.
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Latest News – 29 August
Sri Lanka cricket board gave NOC to Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera for IPL 2021 in UAE.
Latest News – 26 August
KKR sign kiwi pacer Tim Southee. He will replace Pat Cummins for IPL 2021 part 2.
Punjab Kings signed Nathan Ellis (Australia) and Adil Rashid. Ellis will replace Relay Meredith while Adil will take place Jhye Richardson.
Pandya brothers (Hardik and Krunal join MI camp in UAE for the remainder of IPL
Latest News – 24 August
Rajasthan Royals signs Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera for IPL 2021 UAE leg. He might replace Ben Stokes.
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IPL 2021 Replacement Players Announced By Three Teams
A few players won’t be available for the remainder of IPL 2021 part 2. As a result, teams have started announcing replacements for the same. To date, three teams have announced replacement players for their squad. Other teams are also expected to follow suit soon. This will provide a golden opportunity for few players to make a mark ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
Royal Challengers Bangalore– Tim David (Singapore), Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dushmantha Chameera (both from Sri Lanka).
Rajasthan Royals – Glenn Phillips (New Zealand). Jofra Archer replacement
Punjab Kings – Nathan Ellis (Australia).
Few Key Players Set To Miss The Remaining Matches Of IPL 2021
With just around 27 days left for IPL 2021 part 2 to commence, franchises have to deal with a few key players’ absences from their squad. Due to injury, few key foreign players have withdrawn from IPL 2021 UAE, and some have backed away for personal reasons. Let us look at a few players who won’t be seen in IPL 2021 remaining matches.
Pat Cummins – KKR- Personal Reasons
Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson – RCB- National duty
Riley Meredith – Punjab – Injury
Jos Butler, Ben Stokes – Rajasthan Royals-Personal reasons
Finn Allen – RCB- National duty.
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Jhye Richardson – RCB – Personal reasons
Jofra Archer – Rajasthan Royals- Elbow Injury.
Franchises Have Started Arriving For The IPL Part 2 UAE Leg
The remaining matches of IPL 2021 part 2 are scheduled to be held in the UAE from September 19 – October 15. All the eight franchises have to report early to follow the one-week mandatory quarantine and other covid protocols.
Because of this, all the teams have made a schedule regarding when they will land in the UAE and start preparing for the IPL 2021 part 2 after following one-week mandatory quarantine. Let us look at the schedule for when each team will land in the UAE.
Mumbai Indians – Already reached on August 13
Chennai Super Kings -Already reached on August 13
Delhi Capitals– Already reached on August 21
Kolkata Knight Riders – Will reach on August 27
Punjab Kings – Will reach on August 29
Royal Challengers Bangalore– Will reach on august 31
Sunrisers Hyderabad– Will reach on august 31
Rajasthan Royals – Will reach on September 2
Afghanistan Cricketers Available For IPL 2021 UAE Leg
Sunrisers Hyderabad got a massive sigh of relief when Afghanistan cricketers Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi declared themselves available for IPL 2021 UAE leg. As we are aware of the recent turmoil in Afghanistan and the situation getting alarming with each passing day, there were many concerns regarding the availability of Afghanistan players in the IPL.
However, the CEO of Sunrisers Hyderabad confirmed the availability of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi. These players are currently playing the hundred in England and are expected to join the SRH team soon in the UAE.