The second wave of the pandemic has caused serious trouble to India since the month of March. With IPL being staged in India, the players have requested the people to war mask and follow social distancing. After Josh Hazlewood opting out of IPL 2021 due to the surge in covid cases, 3 more Australian cricketers have pulled out of the IPL. The names include Andrew Tye from RR, Kane Richardson, and Adam Zampa from RCB.
After a week of ups and downs for the Rajasthan Royals, the camera has turned towards the other Royals; the Royal Challengers Bangalore team.
Bangalore has suffered a setback after Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa have gone back to Australia, citing their personal reasons for the withdrawal, between an ongoing season. Richardson got to play one game, whereas Zampa did not play a single game. Cases are rising at a massive rate in India and it is surely affecting the mindset of overseas players. The Australian government is tightening the rules for coming back to Australia, as this is what might be concerning the players at present.
This was the tweet posted by RCB on their Twitter handle confirming the unavailability of players for the rest of IPL 2021.
With 2 overseas bowlers opting out of the league, here are the possible replacements who have an IPL experience to their name.
S Lamichhane– The Nepal leg-spinner has a good track in the franchise T20 leagues all around the world and is in good form in the recently concluded tri-series.
M McClenaghan– The New Zealand speedster has played for MI and has been a match-winner on many occasions.
I Udana– The Srilankan bowling all-rounder featured for RCB in the last season, and can be a potential replacement due to his variations and handy contributions with the bat.
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