The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that due to a packed schedule they probably would not be allowing England Players to participate in second half of IPL 2021.
Well! This decision is taken in lieu of the fact that the English teams need ample amount of time to prepare before the T20 World Cup. They are also engaged in a bilateral series with Bangladesh and Pakistan.
So, if the decision gets sealed up and the English players fail to show up then there will be some changes in the lineup of teams.
The list of replacement for England Players if they do not participate in IPL 2021 is as follows:
Chennai Super Kings
Moeen Ali and Sam Curran, who were in the playing 11 and in top shape would be up for replacement under the given conditions. Devon Conway and Tim Southee would be looked up as a probable replacement.
While Conway comes with an ongoing good form, Southee pitches in with experience for the yellow army.
Jason Roy and Johnny Bairstow would be up for replacement under the given conditions that England Players are not allowed to participate in IPL 2021. The most probable replacements would be Alex Hales and Mushfiqur Rahim.
While most teams would either be losing players from their bench or likely, Sunrisers would be losing from their batting line and that does not look good for them.
Kolkata Knight Riders
While other teams are missing their key players, KKR would be losing their skipper Eoin Morgan. The most apt replacement would be with the Australian skipper, Aaron Finch. He would fit in perfectly and bring in the fire power that is much needed.
The Capitals would be requiring replacements for Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, and Sam Billings. Carlos Bratwaite, Matthew Wade, and Sheldon Cottrel would be probable replacements that would be coming up.
They could be least affected by England Players not participating in IPL 2021, as their Indian bench strength is really good.
Royals Would have to seek replacement for Josh Buttler, Jofra Archer, Liam Livingstone, and Ben Stokes. The probable replacement for these four would be made by Rassie Van Der Dussen, Glenn Philips, Kusal Perera, and Beuran Hendricks.
Rajasthan would be the most affected team if the English players decided not to show back for the second half of IPL 2021 hosted in UAE. You could easily say that their lineup would be heavily affected by this replacement.
Colin Munro will be coming in as a replacement for Dawid Malan, who was a benchwarmer and a substitute for the hard hitter, Chris Gayle.
He’s a hard hitter too and has quite good experience in T20s, which would be beneficial for Punjab kings in the overall run.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB don’t have any England Players in their squad which is quite strange looking at capabilities of England Players in IPL, specially in T20s. But their tournament is going well this time and we hope 2021 will continue to be a good tournament for them.