IPL 2021 is set to start next month with the first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9. Due to the Covid 19 situation in the country, this year’s IPL will be held at six venues and no team will get the home advantage during the tournament.
Eight teams Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, and Delhi Capitals will once again compete in nail-biting matches to lift the trophy in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.
Overseas players have great value in the Indian Premier League. In this year’s IPL, each team has 8 overseas players in their squad, which is the maximum limit. Only 4 overseas players are allowed in the playing 11 in every match and teams choose their best options for the same.
However, there is one uncertainty with overseas players that they might leave the tournament midway to play for their nation. This has happened in the past as players feel that their national duty is more important than playing in IPL. In the IPL this year, there are few players who might ditch their teams for national duty. Here we look at 5 players who can ditch their team in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Players Who Can Ditch Their Team In The Tournament
Kane Williamson is part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021. With his magnificent batting, he is one of the crucial players for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is one player who might leave the IPL this year due to national duty. New Zealand is scheduled to play two Test matches against England in June 2021.
The Test series commences on June 2, 2021, with the first Test match at Lord’s in London. The IPL playoffs are scheduled to be played between May 25 to May 30, 2021, while the group stage will end on May 23. Kane Williamson might need to fly to England to lead the national team. In such a scenario, Kane Williamson might ditch Sunrisers Hyderabad for his national duty.