BONUSES AND NEWS
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IPL 2021 UPDATE
The 14th season, which was postponed in May this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, will resume on 19 September in Dubai with a blockbuster clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
Cummins said that he hasn’t made an official call on not playing in the IPL 2021 but admitted it will be “tough” to go to UAE and play in the cash-rich league.
“Unfortunately, at this stage, I probably won’t be going to the IPL. I haven’t made an official call on it. But my partner is pregnant and our baby is due in the middle of the IPL. At the moment, there is a travel restriction to get back to Australia, you got to do 2 weeks quarantine,” the Australian fast bowler said on his YouTube channel.
“There is probably going to be someday quarantine going to UAE. So it’s going to be tough to go and play there,” he added.
Earlier in the day, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that the English players will be available for the resumption of the IPL 2021.
Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments said the BCCI has received the green signal from the England and Wales Cricket Board on the participation of the English players and is the perfect example of the brilliant working relation BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has with the English and Bangladesh cricket board.
Last month, the BCCI announced the schedule for the remainder of the IPL 2021 which will be held in the UAE. A total of 31 matches will be played in the duration of 27 days.
WHO IS LEADING?
The second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will begin with a mouth-watering clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and three-time champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Dubai on September 19. While the Rohit Sharma vs MS Dhoni will kick off the IPL 2021 Phase 2 in Dubai, the city will also host the first qualifier on October 10. Sharjah will host the eliminator and 2nd qualifier on October 11 and 13, respectively as per reports.
As per a report by Indian Express, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians will resume their rivalry with MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. Before the IPL 2021 was suspended, the two sides clashed with Rohit Sharma’s MI beating Chennai Super Kings by 4 wickets.
missing & injury players
From Ben Stokes to Steve Smith 5 stars who are set to miss 2nd phase of IPL 2021 in UAE – The IPL 2021 Phase 2 is all set to begin in UAE from September 19 in UAE after being suspended in the month of May earlier this year. But, the availability of foreign players remains a big headache for the Cricket Board.
This is because a number of international players are likely to remain unavailable due to injuries and bio-bubble fatigue. England’s Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer will be missing the IPL 2021 phase 2 because of mental health issues and elbow injury respectively while Steve Smith who is recovering from an injury is also likely to miss the cash-rich league’s phase 2.
Australia’s Pat Cummins has said that he will stay with his pregnant wife. India all-rounder Washington Sundar, who got injured during India’s practise match against County XI, is also likely to miss the IPL 2021 phase 2.
Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes, who got injured in the first match of the IPL 2021 was ruled out of the remaining season but as the IPL 2021 got suspended there was a chance that he might make a comeback in IPL 2021 phase 2. However, Ben Stokes has decided to take a break from cricket sitting mental health issues. He will be missed by Rajasthan Royals in UAE.
Delhi Capitals middle-order batsman Steve Smith is all set to miss out on the 2nd phase of IPL 2021 in UAE. One of the world’s most prolific batsmen will not be available to Delhi Capitals for the 2nd leg of IPL. According to the information available, Smith is currently battling with injury to his elbow will not risk playing IPL again this year. The former captain of the Australian team will rather rest and get ready for the Ashes series against England.
Rajasthan Royals have suffered a massive jolt as their bowling mainstay- Jofra Archer is sure to miss even Phase 2 of the tournament. ECB has confirmed that the recurrence of a stress fracture of his right elbow in the latest scans held last week has ruled him out of all cricket commitments for the rest of the year. Archer also missed Phase 1 of the cash-rich league due to the injury.
Archer, who was expected to make comeback in England cricket team in the 3rd Test against India will not just miss the series against India but also would be unavailable for the Ashes scheduled in December this year. This means that with his injury he has been ruled out of IPL 2021 Phase 2 and even the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
Australia and KKR pacer Pat Cummins is also set to miss the IPL 2021. Unfortunately, at this stage, I probably won’t be going to the IPL. I haven’t made an official call on it. But my partner is pregnant and our baby is due in the middle of the IPL. At the moment, there is a travel restriction to get back to Australia, you got to do 2 weeks quarantine,” the Australian fast bowler said on his YouTube channel. “There is probably going to be some days quarantine going to UAE. So it’s going to be tough to go and play there,” he added.
India and RCB star all-rounder Washington Sundar’s recently picked up ligament injury has not just ruled him out of the Test series against England but also has put his participation in IPL Phase 2 in doubt. Sundar, who sustained a finger injury during Team India’s 3-day practice match in Durham, has been advised complete rest for the next one month. As per reports, he could be rested by BCCI and won’t take part in IPL. As per a report by the New Indian Express, Washington Sundar might undergo surgery after the T20 World Cup as the injury could have a prolonged effect on his career. To avoid any further injury before the T20 World Cup, he could be rested from IPL.
The defending champions Mumbai Indians have had a decent run in the first half of the Indian Premier League 2021. They got off to a poor start losing a close encounter against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. But bounced back strongly winning their next two matches against the Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Rohit Sharma-led side is fourth on the points table, winning four out of the seven games they played. The five-time IPL Champions will be raring to win another IPL title.
Suryakumar Yadav has been an integral part of the Mumbai Indians team over the last few years. He has scored 2197 runs in 108 IPL matches at an average of 29.69 and a strike rate of 135.28. The middle-order batsman has impressed everyone with his wide range of shots and ability to up the tempo at any given point in the match. Last year, when the IPL was held in UAE, Suryakumar Yadav scored 480 runs at an average of 40 and played a key role in Mumbai Indians’ winning campaign. So far in IPL 2021, Suryakumar Yadav has scored 173 runs including a fifty. He will be determined to do better in the UAE leg of the tournament.
Jasprit Bumrah is the leader of the Mumbai Indians bowling attack. He looked a bit off-color in the first phase of the tournament, but given his skills, he will be a major threat to the opposition. Last season, Bumrah picked up 27 wickets in 15 matches with the best figures of 4/14 against the Delhi Capitals. He was the second-highest wicket-taker in the season. Bumrah has often snatched victory from the jaws of defeat for the Mumbai Indians. The Mumbai-based franchise and their fans will be hoping, that their bowling spearhead once again dominates the proceeding in the UAE.
Rahul Chahar has been impressive over the last few years playing for the Mumbai Indians. Given the conditions in UAE, he could prove to be a match-winner for MI in the second phase of IPL 2021. Rahul is Mumbai Indians’ leading wicket-taker in IPL 2021 so far. He has picked up eleven wickets in seven matches at an economy rate of 7.21 and an average of 18.36. The leg-spinner has also been in good form recently. He bagged four wickets in two T20Is and a three-wicket haul in ODI against Sri Lanka. The leggie will be looking forward to continuing his good run in the second phase of IPL 2021.
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