There is no doubt that Australian fast-bowler Pat Cummins has proven to be one of the best bowlers within the IPL. He was acquired by the Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹15.5 Crores in 2020 and has proven himself to be one of the critical assets of the franchise. But if the reports are accurate, then Pat Cummins will surely not participate in the 2nd phase of the Indian Premier League, scheduled in the UAE.
Even though it’s heartbreaking to learn that Pat Cummins will miss out the 2nd leg of IPL 2021, some players stand out as a perfect replacement for the Aussie bowler. Look below!
The former Sunrisers Hyderabad player and fellow Australian teammate, Billy Stanlake, can be an ideal replacement for Pat. He has played 6 IPL matches and has taken 7 wickets, which shows great potential as a bowler.
Oshane Thomas did not fail to impress the experts with his outstanding bowling abilities. He has played several games while representing Rajasthan Royals and has picked up 5 wickets in the 4 IPL games he played.
One of New Zealand’s legendary bowlers, Tim Southee, will be a perfect replacement for Pat Cummins. He has an excellent IPL record and is considered a veteran of the league. The Kiwi pacer is not only good with the ball but is also marvelous when it comes to batting.
Isuru Udana is viewed as one of the finest bowlers of Sri Lanka and also a valuable asset for the shortest format of the game. Even though he is below average for the RCB franchise, he can surely be an excellent replacement for Pat Cummins.
West Indies Sheldon Cottrell is one of the top choices for replacing Cummins for the UAE leg. He carries the reputation for being one of the most fearsome bowlers and will contribute heavily in place of Cummins.
Now, you are well aware of the bowlers who will be the best replacement for Pat Cummins for the upcoming 2021 IPL.