IPL 2021: Major relief for franchises as most Australian cricketers likely to play in second phase of the tournament

After Australian players, the BCCI is in touch with the ECB for letting their cricketers participate in the remaining matches of IPL 2021.

Glenn Maxwell, David Warner and Marcus Stoinis
Glenn Maxwell, David Warner and Marcus Stoinis

The remaining leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is set to take place in September and October in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) right before the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup.

Meanwhile, a piece of good news came in for franchises as most of the Australian cricketers are set to play in the second phase of the cash-rich league. As per a recent report in Cricbuzz, Kangaroo players including the likes of David Warner (SRH), Glenn Maxwell (RCB), Jhye Richardson (PBKS), Kane Richardson (RCB), Daniel Sams (RCB), and Marcus Stoinis (DC) are likely to feature for their respective IPL teams. 

However, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) speedster Pat Cummins won’t be available for the remaining matches of this season. As many as 20 Australian players (including replacements) are currently part of the IPL 2021 across various franchises. 

Earlier, it was assumed that the Aussies might not be seen in IPL 2021 due to a jam-packed international calendar. Australia are set to face the West Indies later this month, followed by the ICC T20 World Cup and The Ashes.

The same report further read that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in contact with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to allow their players to take part in the 14th edition of the tournament.

‘Hard to justify going back and playing that second half of the IPL’: Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch

Australia’s white-ball cricket team skipper Aaron Finch had recently stated that it would be “hard to justify” for his players going back and playing the second half of the IPL.

“This is only my personal opinion, I think they would find it hard to justify going back and playing that second half of the IPL purely based on the workload coming up with a T20 World Cup then a huge home summer.
“It’s a tough situation everyone has been put in but personally I’d find it hard to do that knowing how challenging it is mentally and on your family,” Finch told SEN WA while speaking to Adam Gilchrist.

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