Rashid Khan to miss the second leg of IPL 2021? Here’s the update
Updated on: May 12, 2021 1:56 pm IST
Rashid Khan to miss IPL 2021: The remainder of the IPL 2021 season is being considered as a priority by the BCCI, and is expected to take place before the ICC T20 World Cup later this year. However, there is a growing worry that plenty of international players could be missing out due to their national team’s commitments. The ECB made it clear a few days ago that the English players already have a packed scheduled ahead, and will not take part in the remaining fixtures of the IPL 2021. Now, it is being said, that Kane Williamson and Afghanistan star man Rashid Khan are likely to not participate as well, if the tournament is held close to September.
Rashid Khan likely to miss remaining IPL 2021 season
The Afghanistan cricket team are scheduled to have a series against Pakistan as well. Rashid Khan’s absence in the Sunrisers Hyderabad unit, could serve to be a big blow, considering they’re already at the bottom of the points table.
To top it all, Kane Williamson’s unavailability due to New Zealand having plenty of games of their own, could make matters worse for Hyderabad.
Rashid Khan was one of the rare standouts of the season for SRH this season, as he scalped 10 wickets from the seven games. Other than that , he has been a revelation for the Orange Army, since the start of his IPL career in 2017.
The wrist spinner has picked up 85 wickets from the 69 appearances in the IPL, with best figures of 3/7, and an economy rate of 6.23.
When will IPL 2021 Return?
As of now, there is no clarity as to when the remaining IPL season will be conducted, and where the venue will be. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), England, Australia and Sri Lanka are some of the options that are being considered by the BCCI.
Recently in an interview, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly stated that having the remainder of the IPL is vital as it could recover huge losses.