Team-wise replacement for England players if they don’t participate in IPL 2021
There are certain options that can work up as the replacement for England players in IPL 2021.
Updated - Jun 5, 2021 5:12 pm
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is all set to take place this September. All the teams would be rearing to get on the field and start right from where they left. However, the one issue every team will be facing is the unavailability of English players for the second phase of IPL 2021.
Ashley Giles, ECB’s director of cricket, had announced that England have a busy schedule in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup while confirming that they would rest players on occasions. England will be flying to Bangladesh and Pakistan for bilateral series before the T20 World Cup. Their busy schedule leaves them with no window to participate in IPL, which is likely to take place from mid-September to the second week of October in the UAE.
This comes as a big blow for several teams as many of the teams have a lot of key players who happen to be from England. Thus, they will have to replace all their English players with players from other countries. Today we shall be taking a look at –
Replacement for England players if they don’t show up in UAE leg of IPL 2021
1) Chennai Super Kings- Devon Conway and Tim Southee:
If players from England do skip the remainder of IPL 2021, then Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be one of the affected teams. Two of their overseas players playing in their XI for the first half of the tournament were English players. CSK depend a lot on Moeen Ali and Sam Curran and they need their replacements to be as good as them.
Devon Conway and Tim Southee are ideal replacements for the two English all-rounders. While Conway isn’t an all-rounder, he is in the form of his life and is an ideal top-order batsman for the yellow army. He can damage the opposition just like Moeen and play the match-winning knocks against strong oppositions as well.
While Tim Southee’s form in the shortest format of the game hasn’t really been the best, he is a veteran and his experience can be handy for MS Dhoni and his boys. He can bowl with the new ball like Sam Curran. He can hit some lusty blows with the bat as well. It would be safe to say that these two New Zealanders are ideal replacements for CSK’s English all-rounders.