Ten players Who Might Be Considered For The UAE Leg In The Second Half Of The IPL 2021 Season

The IPL 2021 season will be resumed in the United Arab Emirates From September 19th to October 10th, 2021. The first half of the IPL 2021 season was postponed after the Corona Virus had beached the players’ bio bubble and the support staff.

But now, the franchises will not have many overseas players because they are fully committed to the national duties. The players from England, New Zealand, and Bangladesh will be busy with their series.

 And the players from South Africa, Australia, and Sri Lanka have not clarified their availability in the second half of the IPL 2021 season in the UAE. So here are the ten-player who might be considered as the replacements in the second leg of the IPL 2021 season in UAE –

Sandeep Lamichane – The spin from Nepal has been a good bowler in the IPL tournament so far/ But he didn’t get any chances of play in the first half because he was unsold. He was part of the DC in the IPL 2018 and 2019. Sandeep showed his worth.

Sandeep Lamichane
Sandeep Lamichane

But he couldn’t make it to the squad, and the one bad IPL 2020 season allowed Lamichane to be unsold in the IPL 2020 auctions. Sandeep is the only player from Nepal to play this T20 event, and now he can be considered for the remaining 31 matches of the IPL 2021 season.

Alex Hales – The opening batter of England was unsold in the IPL 2021 season auctions, which was a surprise. Hales is a dashing opening batsman in the T20 format, and he can play impactful cameos at the opening position.

The second half of the tournament might see Hales playing for one team. It would be good for him and England because the World T20 will be played later this year. 

Devon Conway – The Kiwi opener recently blasted a double ton at Lords in his debut Test match against England. Some franchise will bring him as he was also unsold during the IPL 2021 auctions.

Devon Conway
Devon Conway

Devon can Con his Way of being the next superstar in International cricket, and Conway can be an asset to any team in this tournament. Conway has the experience of 14 T20I matches, and he can be the dominant force in this T20 tournament. But he should get a chance first.

Varun Aaron – The pace bowler, has the experience of 50 IPL games. But still, he was unsold in the IPL 2021 season. Varun was the next big thing for India, and he also represented the country at the national level. But the constant injuries kept him out of the field.

Aaron was not an accurate bowler. But he had a solid pace, and if he uses that with correct accuracy of line and length, he can be a dangerous bowler in world cricket. The second half of the IPL is the platform for Aaron to step up as an accurate bowler.

Ankit Rajpoot – Rajpoot is a good bowler, but his inconsistency and hard competition didn’t allow him to represent India at the international level in any of the formats. He played for many IPL franchises in the past. But he wasn’t brought by any franchise in the IPL 2021 auctions.

Ankit Rajpoot
Ankit Rajpoot

He played the IPL 2013 season and 2016 season, where he also took five wickets against the Sunrisers Hyderabad team. But he was expensive, and due to his inconsistency, he didn’t many chances. He has played 29 games in the IPL, and if he gets another chance, he will improve.  

Tushar Deshpande – The pace bowler was part of a strong bowing unit of DC. But it wasn’t easy to find a place in the XI because DC has Rabada, Ishant, and Norje on their side. Still, Tushar gt five matches. But he picked up just three wickets in those games, and his economy rate was also poor.

So he was dropped from the side, and he was released from the team. In the 2021 season, Deshpande was unsold. But in the second leg, he can make a comeback as there are teams who might need the pace bowling services of Tushar.  

Aaron Finch – The Aussie captain of the lited over formats was also unsold in the IPL 2021 season. Finch played for RCB in the last season. But he couldn’t make any impact for RCB in that season. Aaron is an experienced batsman in the shortest format. So teams like Srh and KKR can go for him in the UAE leg for this season.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch

Rassie van der Dussen – The South African has been with the team since 2019. He is a middle-order batsman for the Proteas team. Dussen has played 20 T2-0Is for his country, and he has been consistent fr his team. Now Dussen is the captain of the South African team.

He can be the right player for the squads of SRH and KKR. They both need someone like Dussen in their middle order because he can add value to the team.

Adil Rashid – The England spinner is the premier bowler for his team, and he can be useful on the slow tracks of the UAE. Rashid can be the attacking spin bowler, and he has played 57 T20Is for his country. But he was unsold during the IPL 2021 season auctions. Rashid has picked up 55 T20I wickets with an economy under ten. He is a leg spinner who can be vital for any team in the tournament like IPL. 

Glen Philips – The New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman can score some quick runs in the fast-paced format. He has played 25 T20I games for the Kiwis, and he has scored 505 runs with a strike rate of 149.11.

Philips is a hard hitter in the middle order position, and he can take the team through to the middle overs, which has been a concern many times. Glenn needs a proper chance to shine, and the IPL is the perfect opportunity for any youngsters to shine. He can be picked up by the teams like SRH, KKR, or CSK for the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 season.    

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