The 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will resume in the United Arab Emirates in the third week of September.
But with almost every team having international commitments at the time, a number of overseas cricketers might not be available for the UAE-leg of the lucrative league.
If that happens, then the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), just like other franchises could be without a plethora of their crucial foreign recruits which may jeopardize their campaign.
On that note, here’s a look at 4 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Players Who Might Miss The UAE Leg Of The IPL 2021:
Sam Curran has impinged himself as one of the crucial players in the Chennai Super Kings set-up courtesy of his consistent performances with both bat and ball since he made his debut for the franchise in 2020.
Curran was in the midst of yet another brilliant season before the IPL got suspended due to Covid.
In 7 games, the left-arm seam-bowling all-rounder claimed 9 wickets at 24.11 besides smashing 58 crucial runs in the lower-order at a strike rate of 208.
But, Curran might not be available for the UAE leg as England Director of Cricket, Ashley Giles has made it clear that no English player will be allowed to feature in the IPL even if they are not playing for the national side at the time.
England are likely to travel to Bangladesh and Pakistan for white-ball fixtures before the T20 World Cup.
“We have a full schedule if we go from the end of the fifth Test in September. We are set to leave for Bangladesh in the next couple of days. We have a full schedule right through, including Pakistan and wherever the T20 World Cup is,” said Giles.
“We are going to have to give some of these guys a break at some point. But the intention of giving guys a break for, say, Bangladesh wouldn’t be for them to go and play cricket elsewhere,” he said.
“We have to manage our schedule now, so we get our guys arriving in the best shape possible for the T20 World Cup and Ashes,” added Giles.