IPL 2021 is all set o begin from 19th September and all the franchises are busy tuning up for the 2nd half of the tournament. Only 25 days are left for IPL 2021 kick-off and there are still four teams left, who are yet to complete their squad as many of their players have pulled out of the tournament. Now, there comes a big update that PBKS is all set to sign a new player for the 2nd half of the tournament as a replacement of Jhye Richardson. Interestingly that player is currently playing in the ongoing Vitality T20 Blast.
At the moment Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore have an incomplete squad for the tournament. And, they are trying to fill the voids left by the Aussie players in their squad.
PBKS likely to announce replacement Of Jhye Richardson
PBKS CEO has informed that they will probably announce the replacement of the Aussie pacer probably by Monday after the completion of Vitality T20 Blast. And, PBKS staff is keeping a close eye on the performances of the players. The eight-team T20 tournament consists of many big names like Colin de Grandhomme, Tymal Mills, and others.
“We haven’t yet finalized the 2nd replacement. We are waiting for the Vitality Blast and some of the other T20 games to get over. So, you can expect the announcement in the next two days once the games get over,” Punjab Kings CEO Satish Menon told InsideSport.
Meanwhile, Satish Menon himself confirmed that the rest overseas players will be available for the IPL 2021 2nd Phase 2. He asserted that the players have confirmed their availability for the tournament.
“Yes, we have all other players including from England and Australia available. They have all confirmed their availability,” Satish Menon added.
Earlier, PBKS had picked Nathan Ellis as a replacement for Riley Meredith for the UAE leg of Indian Premier League 2021.
IPL 2021: Players PBKS pick from Vitality T20 Blast for 2nd half are:
Tymal Mills is in exceptional bowling form with the ball. He is a left-hand fast-bowler and he can be looked down as like for like replacement of Jhye Richardson, who himself is a left-arm pacer.
Colin de Grandhomme is a known all-rounder, who has played for franchises like RCB in the past. PBKS might go for an overseas all-rounder as he can play cameos from lower down the order.
Franchises looking out for players for IPL 2021 Phase-2
|Teams||Players Ruled out/Replacement Needed|
|Rajasthan Royals||Ben Stokes|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Pat Cummins|
|Punjab Kings||Jhye Richardson &|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kane Richardson|
IPL 2021 PBKS Schedule
|Match No.||Day||Date||Time (IST)||Match||Venue|
|32||Tuesday||21 Sep 2021||7:30 PM||PBKS vs RR||Dubai|
|37||Saturday||25 Sep 2021||7:30 PM||SRH vs PBKS||Sharjah|
|42||Tuesday||28 Sep 2021||7:30 PM||MI vs PBKS||Abu Dhabi|
|45||Friday||1 Oct 2021||7:30 PM||KKR vs PBKS||Dubai|
|48||Sunday||3 Oct 2021||3:30 PM||RCB vs PBKS||Sharjah|
|53||Thursday||7 Oct 2021||3:30 PM||CSK vs PBKS||Dubai|
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