The second phase of IPL 2021 will take place in the UAE, starting from September 19 with defending champions locking horns with Chennai Super Kings in Dubai. The final of the tournament is slated to take place on September 15, a couple of days ahead of the start of the ICC T20 World Cup.
Meanwhile, the remainder of the tournament will see a couple of stars miss the T20 blitz. The BCCI has allowed the franchises to sign replacements for cricketers who will be missing the business end of IPL 2021. Ahead of the start of the competition, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Punjab Kings (PBKS), and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) announced replacements in their respective squads.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 25, 2021
The Virat Kohli-led side have roped in Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga as a replacement for Australia’s Adam Zampa. Hasaranga bagged a total of 7 wickets, including a 4-wicket haul in the final T20I during the recent limited-overs series against India. Other replacements for RCB are Dushmantha Chameera for Daniel Sams, left-arm quick George Garton for Kane Richardson, and Tim David for New Zealand’s Finn Allen.
Meanwhile, RR have brought in New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Glenn Phillips as a replacement for England’s Jofra Archer. The No.1 T20I bowler Tabraiz Shamsi has also joined the Royals as Andrew Tye’s replacement.
The one who will surely brighten up your feed – Adil Rashid ⭐️
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) August 26, 2021
On the other hand, Punjab Kings have roped in Nathan Ellis and Adil Rashid for the remainder of IPL 2021 while New Zealand veteran Tim Southee joined Kolkata Knight Riders.
Full list of players announced as replacements for the second phase of IPL 2021:
|Injured / Replaced Player||Team||Replacement Player|
|Adam Zampa||RCB||Wanindu Hasaranga|
|Daniel Sams||RCB||Dushmantha Chameera|
|Kane Richardson||RCB||George Garton|
|Finn Allen||RCB||Tim David|
|Jofra Archer||RR||Glenn Phillips|
|Andrew Tye||RR||Tabraiz Shamsi|
|Riley Meredith||PBKS||Nathan Ellis|
|Jhye Richardson||PBKS||Adil Rashid|
|Pat Cummins||KKR||Tim Southee|