Cricket fans were left heartbroken when IPL 2021 suddenly stopped because of the rising number of Covid-19 cases. After 29 encounters between the teams, the matches were put to a halt. But the good news is that IPL 2021 is back with its second phase, which has already begun on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In the first season, Delhi Capitals was on top of the leader-board with 6 wins out of 8 games, followed by Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. On the 4th and 5th spot were Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. The second phase will witness the remaining matches of the season.
The new beginning, however, seems to be accompanied by multiple assumptions and promises being made all across the globe. Recently, KKR chief mentor David Hussey stated that the team has a surprise for fans in IPL 2021. According to him, two players, Shubham Gill and Nitish Rana, would appear to be a complete package for this season, proving themselves to be the next generation of Indian players.
With the new phase of IPL 2021, the authorities have decided to continue with some existing players while replacing some of them to ensure a win. Most of the international players would be missed this time for they have their reasons and national commitments. As a result of backing out of the overseas players in the UAE leg of the season, IPL teams had to sign players to replace them to fill those slots.
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- The Replacements
- Final Full Squad IPL 2021
The attempts of the team to find out ideal players for the positions have finally worked, and all the teams participating in leg 2 have been finalized. The authorities have announced 16 replacements, with RCB replacing a maximum number of players.
Knowing about the replacement will help you decide your team if you are a fantasy cricket lover. Download your IPL fantasy cricket app soon, as you will now be able to choose from the available players for your team as well. All the Best!
Delhi Capitals (DC)
The team replaced England ace Chris Woakes with Ben Dwarshuis. Dwarshuis, the left-arm Aussie pacer, has played 82 T20s and recorded 100 wickets under his label.
The team replaced M. Siddharth with left-arm medium pacer Kulwant Khejroliya, who has played matches for Mumbai Indians and RCB.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Injured Washington Sundar has been replaced with Bengal medium-pacer Akash Deep. With 15 T20s, 9 first-class, and 11 List A matches, the latter has proven his worth to be one of the best teams of IPL. He already has 73 wickets to his name. The team also made four other replacements by including Wanindu Hasaranga, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, and George Garton for Adam Zampa, Fin Allen, Daniel Sams, and Kane Richardson, respectively.
Mumbai Indians (MI)
The team replaced Mohsin Khan with a left-arm medium-pacer from Gujarat, Roosh Kalaria. The player has played 54 first-class games, 46 List A matches, and 31 T20s so far. In addition, Kalaria has 271 wickets on his name.
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
The team has replaced Ben Stokes and Josh Buttler with West Indies duo right-arm pacer Oshane Thomas and left-handed batsmen Evin Lewis. Thomas has represented RR in the past and has played 17 T20Is, while the latter has played 45 T201s, recording a strike rate of 158.03 with 1318 runs, 2 centuries, and 9 half-centuries against his name.
Before naming the WI players, the team already named Tabraiz Shamsi and Glenn Phillips in place of Andrew Tye and Jofra Archer.
Punjab Kings (PBKS)
The team named South African player Aiden Markam to replace Dawid Malan, unavailable for this phase of the match. Earlier, Punjab Kings already replaced Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith with Adil Rashid and Nathan Ellis.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Sunrisers Hyderabad announced West Indian player Sherfane Rutherford as a replacement for Jonny Bairstow, England’s wicket keeper-batsman. Rutherford has played 7 IPL games and was part of Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians in the past.
Final Full Squad IPL 2021
Rishabh Pant (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ben Dwarshuis, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tom Curran, Sam Billings.
Chennai Super Kings
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, R Sai Kishore, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishanth.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, George Garton, Akash Deep, Pavan Deshpande, Tim David, Shahbaz Ahamad, Navdeep Saini, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddin, Daniel Christian, KS Bharat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Dushmantha Chameera, Harshal Patel.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Roosh Kalaria, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Yudhvir Singh.
Sanju Samson (Captain), Evin Lewis, Oshane Thomas, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Glenn Phillips, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.
KL Rahul (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Aiden Markam, Adil Rashid, Shahrukh Khan, Nathan Ellis, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi.
David Warner (Captain), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Roy, Sreevats Goswami, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Kedar Jadhav, J Suchit, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mujeeb ur Rahman.