The remaining 31 games of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will take place in the United Arab Emirates from the third week of September.
However, due to international commitments of various teams during the same time and the fact that the T20 World Cup will soon follow the 14th season of the cash-rich league, IPL franchises may have to deal with the paucity of a plethora of overseas cricketers.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are no different as they run the risk of losing the services of several Australian and New Zealand cricketers.
On that note, here’s a look at 5 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) players who might miss the UAE Leg of IPL 2021:
The swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman, Finn Allen, was signed by RCB as Joshua Phillipe’s replacement during the first leg of the IPL.
Allen, who has won a lot of fans due to the whirlwind batting approach in the Super Smash and recently in his debut series against Bangladesh, did not get a game during the India-leg.
And, it seems like he may not turn up for RCB in the UAE leg as well.
The reason being that the New Zealand Cricket Team is scheduled to face Pakistan in bilateral rubber at that time and with the series succeeding the ICC T20 World Cup, NZC might not allow the Kiwi cricketers to skip the assignment for the IPL.