The tournament will resume on 19 September in the UAE after its suspension in May. Royals won three matches and lost four in the first half of the IPL 2021 season. The loss of a third player this season could be a significant occasion for the entire league.
The loss of Jos Buttler was as notable for the IPL as the drop out of Jofra Archer. The English speedster suffered an injury to his elbow and finger. He later underwent surgery. However, the elbow injury has worsened again and Archer is not able to play for the next year, missing the Ashes and the T20 World Cup.
Another star player will miss the second half of the Indian Premier League season due to mental problems. The all-rounder Ben Stokes refused to take part in the ongoing Test series against India to focus on his mental health. Stokes suffered a finger injury during his only match in IPL 2021 and had to travel back home.
The right-hander Joe Buttler scored 254 runs in 7 games with a hitting percentage of 153.01 before the IPL was suspended. The batsman from New Zealand Glenn Phillips with a record in T20 of 134 T20 matches and 3744 runs will replace Buttler in the second part of the IPL season. Phillips will also join the 15-man New Zealand line-up for the T20 World Cup soon. He hit a fifty against Pakistan and a century against the West Indies. Both facts suggest Phillips is ready to show a spectacular performance in IPL 2021.
Three Players Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Will Likely Retain During The IPL 2022 Mega-Auction
There was a great chance to win an IPL title this year for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. All 11 players found a superb balance that they have shown in their matches, especially in the India leg of the tournament.
Mumbai Indians (MI) Can Retain 3 Players in IPL 2022 Mega Auction
The defending champions of the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians (MI) have shown a weak performance in IPL 2021.
Player replacements for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders
Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Punjab Kings (PBKS), and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) announced replacements in their squads for the rest of the season.
Mohammed Siraj received high praise for his performance during the IND vs ENG Test series from Virat Kohli
The Indian captain is excited to have a pacer like Mohammed Siraj in the squad for the ongoing Test series against England.
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