The second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 It is ready to resume in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 19 September. Reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opening match in Dubai.
But, many foreign players withdrew from the competition for various reasons. While some have decided to stay away due to fitness concerns, others are focusing on the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021, which starts directly after the lucrative league.
As a result, IPL franchises have included many new names that will play in the cash-rich league for the first time.
Here is the list of foreign players who will play IPL for the first time:
Australian pass feeling Nathan Ellis replace it Riley Meredith in the Punjab Kings (PBKS) outfit. Recently, Ellis grabbed the spotlight with a hat trick during his debut match against Bangladesh. The speedster has also been selected as a reserve in Australia’s T20 World Cup team.
PBKS also used a good leg turner Adil Rashid to replace the Aussie fast bowler Jhye Richardson. Rashid had a base price of INR 1.5 crore, but went on sale at the auction held earlier this year. The leg scored 65 wickets at an average of 24.29 in 62 T20Is.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) signed George Garton for the rest of the fourteenth season. The left-hander recently played nine games in The Hundred and scored 10 wickets. Garton also appeared in the T20 Blast 2021, where he bagged nine wickets in six games.
New Zealand goalkeeper batsman Glenn Phillips plays the rest of IPL 2021 for Rajasthan Royals (RR). Phillips replaced Jos Buttler, who chose the season because he is expecting the birth of his second child. Phillips is currently playing the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 for Barbados Royals. He is expected to join the RR team in the UAE on 19 September.
RCB added Span David in the outfit in place of New Zealand Vind Allen. David became the first player from Singapore to reach the IPL. David has played 49 T20 matches so far and scored 1171 runs at a pass rate of 155.09 with six half-centuries.
The Challengers also included the star of Sri Lanka Wanindu Hasaranga as a replacement for the Aussie spinner Adam Zampa. Hasaranga has recently shown incredible skills to prove his strength in the shortest format. The leg has taken 33 scalps in 22 games.