IPL 2021 POINTS TABLE

TEAM PLD W L T
Mumbai IndiansMI 14 7 7 0
Chennai Super KingsCSK 14 9 5 0
Royal Challengers BangaloreRCB 14 9 5 0
Delhi CapitalsDC 14 10 4 0
Punjab KingsPK 14 6 8 0

TOP RUN SCORERS

Player Innings Runs
Virat Kohli 191 6076
Shikhar Dhawan 183 5577
Suresh Raina 195 5491
Rohit Sharma 202 5480
David Warner 148 5447

Australian players return to IPL 2021 amidst controversies

As opposed to the present notion in Australia, most of the Aussie players are all set to be available for IPL 2021. This list includes the top players like Glenn Maxwell and David Warner. However, the Aussie cricketers are facing quite the heat from their limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch for joining the IPL 2021 schedule 2021 but opting out of Bangladesh and West Indies tours due to bubble fatigue. But Pat Cummins has already pulled out of this year’s IPL. 

Finch Against Aussie Cricketers Returning To IPL 2021 schedule 2021

Seven Aussie stars, namely, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, David Warner, and others, had opted out of the Bangladesh and West Indies tours. Now, captain Aaron Finch has sent a strict warning to these players by saying that their return to IPL is not justified. Furthermore, he said that the cricketers who replaced these seven players in those tours will be considered first for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. 

The Aussie Players To Return To IPL 2021

There were nine players who did not participate in the West Indies tour of Australia. Out of them, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richarson, and Glenn Maxwell have already announced their decision to play in the IPL. The players believe since both IPL 2021 and ICC T20 World Cup will take place in the UAE, the former will act as a practice ground for them. 

There is no denying that this is good news for all the IPL franchises in the IPL 2021 schedule. The teams are already suffering from the long list of pull-outs by foreign players because of COVID-19 limitations and bubble fatigue. Top cricketers like Liam Livingstone and Adam Zampa have opted out of the tournament, making their teams start a desperate search for replacements before the season restarts. 

Reference Resource

  1. https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/australian-players-get-the-go-ahead-for-ipl-2021-return-1273405

Reference Links Used – 

  1. https://www.insidesport.co/ipl-2021-phase-2-good-news-for-franchisees-most-australian-cricketers-set-to-return-for-ipl-in-uae-bcci-to-take-final-call-on-july-15/
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