IPL 2021 Second Phase: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings have suffered a major setback before the second phase of IPL 2021. Openers Jonny Bairstow and David Malan have withdrawn from the IPL. Now both the players will not play in the tournament starting in UAE from 19 September. Punjab Kings tweeted and confirmed the withdrawal of David Malan. The team said that Aiden Markram will be included in place of Malan.
Bairstow was in excellent form in the first leg
Bairstow and Malan will not play in the UAE in the second leg of IPL 2021. Bairstow used to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Malan was bought by Punjab Kings in the IPL 2021 auction. This is a major setback for Sunrisers Hyderabad, as Bairstow has been the team’s opening batsman since his IPL debut in 2019. Bairstow was in good form in the first half of IPL 2021 and scored 248 runs in 7 matches. He played half-century in 2 matches.
Punjab Kings confirmed by tweeting
Punjab Kings tweeted and confirmed Malan’s withdrawal. The team revealed that Aidan Markram will replace David Malan for the rest of the season. David Malan did not feature regularly in the playing XI of Punjab Kings. In the first leg of this IPL season, Malan played only one match before the season was suspended. Malan will continue to play competitive cricket in the UK, as he has been named in Yorkshire’s squad for the county match against Warwickshire.
UPDATE: Dawid Malan will not be traveling to UAE for the remainder of #IPL2021.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) September 11, 2021
The second leg will be played on September 19
The second leg of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19. IPL 2021 started in India from April 9, but it was postponed indefinitely after some players got corona infected. Now its second leg will start in UAE. The second phase of IPL 2021 will begin with the match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) on 19 September. This match will be played in Dubai from 07:30 pm. Like before, in the second leg, the afternoon matches will be played at 03:30 and the evening matches will be played at 07:30.
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