New Delhi. The cancellation of the Manchester Test between India and England has had an impact on the second phase of IPL-2021. Three England players David Malan, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes have pulled out of the league. Although no one has blamed the Manchester Test for this, but it is believed that this is the reason for his withdrawal. All three England players have withdrawn from the IPL citing preparations for the T20 World Cup and Ashes series. Punjab Kings have also confirmed Malan’s withdrawal from IPL 2021.
The franchise issued a statement on Saturday saying that Malan is not coming to the UAE for the second phase of IPL 2021. He has decided to spend some time with his family before the T20 World Cup and Ashes. Punjab has added Aiden Markaram of South Africa to the team as a replacement for Malan.
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Even though English players have given information about withdrawing from the IPL by citing the World Cup and Ashes series. But the reason behind this is the canceled Manchester Test between India and England. In fact, after the cancellation of this test against India, the English fans as well as the players were very angry with the BCCI and Team India. He held Team India responsible for the cancellation of this Test.
There were reports that 5 England players Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran, who took part in IPL 2021, may withdraw and now information about the withdrawal of 3 players has come to the fore. . The withdrawal of Malan and Bairstow has dealt a big blow to Hyderabad and Punjab. Especially to the Hyderabad franchise because Bairstow had done very well for the team for the last two seasons. Hyderabad is yet to announce the replacement.
Many England players have already withdrawn their names before the second phase of IPL 2021. It also includes Rajasthan Royals batsmen Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes. Butler has withdrawn from the tournament due to becoming a father for the second time. While Stokes is away from cricket due to mental health reasons. Archer has undergone elbow surgery and will be completely away from cricket this year.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has suffered a major setback due to the departure of Jonny Bairstow. Bairstow did well in the first leg of the league and scored a total of 248 runs in 7 matches with the help of 2 half-centuries. He has played a total of 28 matches in his IPL career so far and he has also scored a century. He has a total of 1038 runs in his name with the help of 1 century and 7 half-centuries.
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Talking about the IPL-2021 points table, Punjab Kings are currently at number 6 and Sunrisers is at the bottom at number 8. While Punjab won 3 out of 8 matches and lost in 5, Hyderabad had to face defeat in 6 out of 7 matches. Delhi team is on top with 12 points winning 6 out of 8. Royal Challengers Bangalore, captained by three-time champions Chennai Super Kings and Virat Kohli, are at number two and third place with 10 points each.
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