Ahead of the second round of IPL 2021, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings have suffered a major setback. Openers Johnny Bairstow and David Malan have withdrawn their names from the IPL.
Both players will no longer play in the tournament, which starts in the UAE on September 19. Punjab Kings have confirmed the withdrawal of David Malan’s name in a tweet. The team said Aiden Markram would be added to Malan’s place. Bairstow and Malan will not play in the UAE in the second round of IPL 2021. Bairstow used to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Malan was bought by Punjab Kings in the IPL 2021 auction. This is a big blow for Sunrisers Hyderabad, as Bairstow has been the team’s starting batsman since the start of the IPL in 2019. Bairstow was in good form in the first half of IPL 2021 and scored 248 runs in 7 matches. He also scored a half-century in two matches.
The second leg of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19. IPL 2021 started in India on April 9, but was postponed indefinitely after some players contracted corona. The second phase will now begin in the UAE. The second phase of IPL 2021 will start on September 19 with a match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI). The match will be played in Dubai at 07:30 pm. As before, in the second phase, the afternoon matches will be played at 03:30 and the evening matches at 07:30.