Adil Rashid, PBKS
Punjab Kings rope in Adil Rashid. (Image Credit: PBKS Twitter)

IPL 2021 has been facing a different scenario so far as the tournament was suspended midway in April and the resumption is set to take place in a few day’s time. With the T20 Worldcup set to take place in UAE straightway after the IPL gets over, the players have been looking at the tight schedule and have opted out of the cash-rich league.

It is a big setback for the franchises when any player pulls of the tournament at the last minute and their plans could be shattered, however, their replacements aren’t bad either. It presents an opportunity to the players waiting in the wings for a long time and here is the complete list of players who pulled out of the 2nd leg of IPL 2021 in UAE.

IPL Trophy
IPL Trophy (Image Credit: Twitter)

Complete List Of Players Who Pulled Out Of The IPL 2021 2nd Leg:

Delhi Capitals:

Delhi Capitals will be missing out on one player from the squad as the English all-rounder Chris Woakes recently pulled out of the second leg in UAE. Australia’s Ben Dwarhius has been named as his replacement for the remainder of IPL 2021.

IPL 2021: Ben Dwarshuis Replaces Chris Woakes For The 2nd Leg
IPL 2021: Ben Dwarshuis Replaces Chris Woakes For The 2nd Leg. Image Credits: Twitter

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Royal Challengers Bangalore have made the most number of replacements to their squad as the likes of Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Daniel Sams and Finn Allen have pulled out of the rest of the tournament. Washington Sundar is injured as well and he is ruled out of the IPL 2021. Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera replaced Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams respectively while George Garton replaced Kane Richardson. Tim David and Akash Deep replaced Finn Allen and Washington Sundar respectively.

Rajasthan Royals:

Rajasthan Royals have made four changes to their squad for the IPL 2021 with their star players pulling out of the IPL 2021. Jofra Archer will be missing out due to his injury for the complete year and his replacement has been announced as Glenn Phillips. South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi replaced Andrew Tye who pulled out while Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes stated their unavailability as well. Evin Lewis and Oshane Thomas replaced Buttler and Stokes respectively in the side.

Punjab Kings:

Punjab Kings have made three changes to their squad as their premier fast bowlers Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith pulled out of the tournament. New sensation Nathan Ellis replaced Riley Meredith in the squad while England’s Adil Rashid was named as the replacement for Jhye Richardson. Dawid Malan also pulled out of the tournament recently and South Africa’s Aiden Markram was named as his replacement.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Kolkata Knight Riders have made just one replacement to their squad with Pat Cummins pulling out of the tournament in the UAE phase. New Zealand’s Tim Southee has been named as his replacement for the remainder of the IPL 2021.

Pat Cummins, IPL
Pat Cummins (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Sunrisers Hyderabad has also made one change to their squad with their key batter Jonny Bairstow pulling out of the second phase in UAE. Sherfane Rutherford has been named as his replacement for the rest of the IPL 2021 in UAE.

Updated Squads Of Every Franchise In IPL 2021:

Delhi Capitals 

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Ben Dwarhius.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner, Kane Williamson (c), Virat Singh, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Jason Roy, Sreevats Goswami, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Kedar Jadhav, J Suchith, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Sherfane Rutherford.

Rajasthan Royals 

Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Glenn Phillips, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh, Evin Lewis, Oshane Thomas.

Chennai Super Kings

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, R Sai Kishore, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishanth.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, George Garton, Pavan Deshpande, Tim David, Shahbaz Ahamad, Navdeep Saini, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Daniel Christian, KS Bharat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Dushmantha Chameera, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi.

Punjab Kings 

KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Shahrukh Khan, Nathan Ellis, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Aiden Markram.

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Yudhvir Singh.

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