Earlier this week, the right-hand man was deemed fit by the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to play, but there were doubts about his participation in the UAE matches, from 19 September. Now the BCCI has given permission for Shreyas Iyer and all other players who withdrew from the tournament due to injury or personal reasons to make themselves available for the rest of the season.
The condition, however, is that franchises are allowed to retain either the original player – who has withdrawn for any reason – or the replacement player.
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Heml Amin, chief operating officer of IPL, told the franchises that the deadline for submitting the final list of players, including replacements, is August 20.
“If a player who was injured or unavailable during the Indian leg of IPL 2021 and is now fit or available, the franchise that took a replacement for a previous unavailability should choose one of them,” Amin told the franchises. .
He further explained that the cricketers who were used as substitutes but were not retained would then be placed in the IPL’s registered group of players. But if the original player is released, he would not be part of the registered pool.
It remains to be seen whether Shreyas Iyer, who was replaced by Anirudh Joshi, will be re-appointed as captain of Delhi Capitals, or that the franchise will continue with Rishabh Pant, under whom they have won 6 out of 8 matches and are currently sitting. the top of the table. Shreyas Iyer was the captain of the team until the final last season, where they lost the untamed Mumbai Indians.
Sunrisers Hyderababd pacer T Natarajan is also fit for the second half of the season. He played a few games in the Indian leg before suffering an injury. This will give a boost to SRH which is at the bottom of the table. There were also several other players who pulled out for various reasons.
List of replacement players for UAE leg of IPL 2021:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gurkeerat Singh replaced Rinku Singh
Chennai Super Kings: Jason Behrendorff replaced Josh Hazlewood
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jason Roy replaces Mitchell Marsh
Rajasthan Royals: Gerald Coetzee replaces Liam Livingstone
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Scott Kuggeleijn replaces Kane Richardson, Finn Allen replaces Josh Phillipe