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3 Players From The Hundred Who Can Join IPL 2021 As Replacements

In this article, we have a look at three players from The Hundred who can join in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as replacements

Ben Stokes IPL 2021 Replacement
Photo Credit: (IPL)

The Indian Premier League (IPL)2021 was suspended after the Covid-19 spread in the camp. However, now it is all set to resume in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Notably, the matches are scheduled to begin on September 19 with the clash between CSK and MI. However, the second phase of IPL 2021 will see many big names missing from the tournament. As many big players have pulled out of the marquee event. However with the tournament being held just before T20 World Cup. Many players will look forward to joining the league and leaving an impact on the world’s best T20 league. Other than IPL one more format of cricket has been a hot topic of discussion these days which is The Hundred.

Meanwhile, The Hundred is a franchise cricket game which is started by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). In this format, the 6-balls in over format has been abolished, as there is no term like over. The match consist of a total of 100 balls and a change, in the end, occurs after 10 balls. Also, bowlers have been given the privilege to deliver 10 consecutive balls in a match. A bowler can either choose to bowl 10 consecutive bowls or 5 ball bursts. Adding to it The maximum number of deliveries allowed to be bowled by a bowler is 20.

So far there have been several good performers in The Hundred league. In this article, we have a look at 3 players from The Hundred who can join in IPL 2021 as replacements.

#3. Marchant de Lange for Pat Cummins

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Pat Cummins. (Photo Credit: BCCI)

The star Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pat Cummins won’t be providing his services to the team in the second half of IPL 2021. As he is taking some time off to spend precious time with his wife. In his YouTube video Cummins stated:

“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. There is probably going to be some days quarantine going to UAE. So it’s going to be tough to go and play there,” 

The 6.7ft tall Marchant de Lange will be a great replacement for Pat Cummins in the IPl 2021 UAE leg. He has got the amazing pacer under his belt, Also so far he has bagged 10 wickets in just 6 matches for Trent Rockets. Notably, de Lange has experience playing in IPL as he has been part of a champion franchise like KKR and MI.

#2. David Willey For Ben Stokes

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Ben Stokes celebrating his hundred. (Credits: IPL)

The champion Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite break from cricket to focus on his mental well-being and for recovery of a finger injury that he suffered during the first phase of IPL 2021.

David Willey who is known as a bowling all-rounder has been batting at top order in The Hundred for Northern Superchargers. Notably, He has improved his batting skills a lot and can be a good Ben Stokes replacement in Rajasthan Royals. Meanwhile, Willey has smashed 132 runs in 7 matches and has bagged 5 wickets in The Hundred.

#1. Benny Howell For Jofra Archer

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Jofra Archer (Credits: IPL)

The star Rajasthan Royals pacer Jofra Archer is the backbone of the team’s bowling unit. However, just like the first phase of IPL 2021, he won’t be available in the second phase. The reason behind this is the injury suffered by Archer. Notably, the injury suffered by Archer is a severe one as he has been ruled out of cricket for an entire year.

Meanwhile, English cricketer Benny Howell represents Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred and has amazing round abilities and he can be a good replacement for Archer. So far in The Hundred, he has been amazing with the ball. As in 7 games, he has been able to bag 10 wickets. Notably, other than bowling he possesses great power-hitting skills.