IPL 2020: Players who have pulled out and their replacements

IPL 2020: Players who have pulled out and their replacements

As the league kick-off within a week’s time, here’s a list of players who have pulled out of the tournament owing to personal or health issues, and their respective replacements.

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga. (Photo: IANS)

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League gets underway from September 19 in Abu Dhabi, where defending champion Mumbai Indians will take on the Chennai Super Kings.

The Tournament is fast approaching, and there has been no shortage of drama in the lead-up to the tournament. Player replacements have been all too common of late, with the current climate far from ideal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All 8 teams are locked up in bio-bubbles in the UAE, with most of them away from family and having already served a week of total isolation.

As the league kick-off within a week’s time, here’s a list of players who have pulled out of the tournament owing to personal or health issues, and their respective replacements.

Here are the players:

1. Jason Roy – Delhi Capitals (DC)

Jason Roy
Jason Roy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The right-handed England opener, who had joined the Delhi franchise at his base price of Rs 1.5 crore pulled out of the tournament due to personal reasons

Roy had first joined Delhi in IPL 2018, where he scored 120 runs in five matches. He is best remembered for his heroics against Mumbai Indians that year, where he scored unbeaten 91 off 53 in the chase to a target of 195. Roy did not enter IPL 2019 auction to prepare for World Cup.

Roy’s absence is unlikely to have a big impact on Delhi as they have a number of openers on their roster in the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane. Marcus Stoinis has also opened at the last years BBL where he scored 147* for Melbourne Stars

Delhi Capitals have roped in Daniel Sams as his replacement. The left-arm pacer was a star performer in Big Bash League 2019/20, where he scalped 30 wickets for Sydney Thunder. His heroics in the BBL also saw him make it to the national squad for England tour.