Last Update on: May 30th, 2021 at 03:50 pm
The IPL 2021 resumption in September might affect certain franchises who have relied on the New Zealand and England contingent in their squad as they might not be unavailable. The boards will be reluctant to prioritize IPL again over international commitments as the months of April and May have already been allotted for it.
With the T20 world cup coming up, it is very important that the overseas player get adequate games and the boards might consider keeping their players from excessive workload. Here are 3 teams who might fail to qualify for the playoffs if New Zealand and England players don’t participate in the 2nd leg.
IPL 2021: 3 Teams Who Might Fail To Qualify For The Playoffs If New Zealand And England Players Don’t Participate In The 2nd Leg
Rajasthan Royals will be the most affected team if the England players might not be available when the IPL resumes and they form the bulk of the side. The likes of Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, and Ben Stokes have been monumental to their plans and this will be a big blow to them if the boards do not allow the players.
They could also miss out on Liam Livingston who was the backup option and it was a major setback as the franchise started to get back in some form. They won three of the seven games this season and their playoffs were mainly dependant on the overseas contingent. They will be hoping that the England players make it to the IPL in UAE which is very highly unlikely.