IPL 2021 was stalled midway after some players and support staff members were affected by Covid-19. However, BCCI has announced that the remaining matches of the tournament will be conducted in September-October later this year. UAE will be the venue for the 2nd phase of IPL 2021.
The first leg of the tournament witnessed 29 thrilling matches and managed to entertain fans for a short period. The 2nd phase of IPL 2021 is expected to be equally entertaining.
Many domestic and overseas players impressed everyone with their incredible performances in the first leg. Among batsmen, players like Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, and Faf du Plessis bagged the spotlight.
In bowling, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Chris Morris, Rahul Chahar, and Rashid Khan displayed a spectacular show.
However, they were also few deserving players who did not get a chance to play any match. Here we talk about the Benched Overseas XI of the first leg of IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 2nd Phase: Benched Overseas XI Of The First Leg
Tim Seifert (Wicket-Keeper)
Tim Seifert was part of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021. The New Zealand player became part of the franchise during last season by replacing injured Ali Khan in the squad. So far, the wicket-keeper batsman has not played any match in the Indian Premier League. In IPL 2021 too, he was benched during all the 7 games that the KKR played.
The right-handed batsman has played 35 T20I games for New Zealand, smashing 695 runs at an average of 24.82 a strike rate of 133+. He has also hit 5 half-centuries. With his aggressive batting style, he will be a great choice for an opener in the team of Benched Overseas XI of IPL 2021 first leg. Seifert should also be picked as the wicket-keeper.