The UAE leg of IPL 2021 will be played between September 19 to October 15. The same was confirmed by BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla in the boards’ statement on the resumption of the IPL. Due to concerns over the COVID pandemic in India, the BCCI decided to shift the second leg to the UAE. UAE hosted IPL 2020 amind the global pandemic and it was a huge success. The first leg was held in India and 30 matches had been played till the season was suspended on May 4.
Meanwhile, many reputed overseas players will not be able to participate in the IPL after their respective boards said that they will not allow their players to play the remaining IPL. The England and Wales Cricket Board and the Bangladesh cricket board will not be sending their players for the remaining leg. It also opens up opportunities for unsold players to come back as replacements.
In this article, we take a look at 10 players who can come back as replacements in the UAE leg. The likes of Aaron Finch, Alex Hales amongst others went unsold in the IPL 2021 auctions and now has a chance for a comeback.
IPL 2021: 10 Unsold Players Who Can Comeback As Replacements In UAE Leg
Hales is an international superstar in the format. He regularly plays the BBL and the PSL and is amongst the top scorers in the league. KKR and RR ate amongst the sides with English players in their teams. While Eoin Morgan leads KKR, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer form the pillar of the Royals. With all of them missing these franchises can look to have Hales in their team.