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

IPL 2021: 5 Punjab Kings (PBKS) Players May Miss the Games

They Will Miss The Matches In The UAE

The Indian Premier League has been there for a long time. While a series of tournaments have already taken place, the remaining 14th season is set in the United Arab Emirates. The matches will be played after completing India’s five-match Test series against England in the United Kingdom as fans are looking to the awaited tournament, the issue of players.

The BCCI, together with other franchises, are currently facing an issue with the availability of overseas players for the United Arab Emirates Leg. This came to be after the ECB announced that it would not allow its players to participate in the Indian Premier League even if they are not involved with the national team at the time. For the BCCI, this is a significant issue since it might inconvenience the whole match, especially if other franchises like Punjab Kings follow the same route.

For that reason, some of the PBKS players will miss IPL 2021. They include: 

Chris Jordan

Jordan is a great professional cricketer. He has played for many teams, and among them is Punjab Kings in IPL 2021. He played their games and managed to claim two wickets at an average of 38 and an economy rate of 8.44. However, he might not take part in the United Arab Emirates Leg tournament. This is because English players will not be allowed to feature in the UAE leg of the IPL.-and being part of England’s T20I set-up and with Ashley Giles, it may be his last time to feature in the match this year.

Dawid Malan

Dawid is the number one T20L batsman in the world. He is famously known for his outstanding performances in several matches. Moreover, he managed to make twenty-six runs at a strike rate of one hundred in a solitary game. However, being a cog in the English T20I set-up and the Eoin Morgan-led squad set to compete in Pakistan and Bangladesh, he might miss the UAE Leg.

Moises Henriques

Another player that might miss the match is Moises Henriques. 

During the IPL 2021, he played three games for Punjab Kings before the tournament got suspended due to the rise of Covid-19 cases. In the three games, he claimed a solitary wicket at an average of 24, but he was pretty economical as he went for just 4.8 per over. However, he did nothing with the bat but only 16 runs across two innings.

Moises might miss the tournament because he was drafted in Australia’s T20I squad for the series against the West Indies and Bangladesh and the T20 World Cup. Therefore, he might choose to keep himself mentally and physically fit by not participating. Moreover, this will be determined if Cricket Australia will give him a chance to participate in the competition.

Jhye Richardson

Punjab Kings spent a considerable amount of money to pick up Jhye for the 2021 IPL. But, on the contrary, Richardson didn’t fulfill their dream because he went ahead and dropped after three underwhelming performances. In 3 matches, Richardson managed just three wickets at the cost of 117 runs, with his economy rate being 10.63. However, the Western Australia cricketer has been picked in the national sides’ T20 squad for the series against West Indies and Bangladesh, and this is why he might not be part of the IPL.

Riley Meredith

Another player that Punjab Kings picked during the IPL 2021 auction is Riley Meredith. He started with poor performances, but as time passed by, he displayed outstanding results. The right-hand pacer took four wickets in five matches at an average of 42.25 and an economy rate of 9.94.

The Australian squad has also picked him for the T20I series against the West Indies and Bangladesh, and this might be why he might miss the United Arab Emirates Leg.

Stay tuned for more updates about your favorite teams and Punjab Kings Players who’ll miss IPL 2021.

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://cricketaddictor.com/ipl-2021/ipl-2021-5-punjab-kings-pbks-players-who-might-miss-the-uae-leg-of-the-tournament/ 
  2. https://cricket.yahoo.net/news/ipl-2021-5-punjab-kings-042051480?isredir=true
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