The departures of international players are anticipated to cause havoc among the teams when the IPL 2nd Phase begins on September 19 in the UAE. Because England and Bangladesh have already ruled out players who are considering withdrawing, some young players will be able to take advantage of the situation and establish their worth. For example, Chetan Sakariya, Shahrukh Khan, and Devdutt Padikkal will have another opportunity to steal the show.
Several spectacular performances by young players stole the limelight from the game’s known stars throughout the first half of the IPL. Teams will be forced to rely on youngsters owing to the absence of numerous foreign players from The IPL 2021 Phase 2 in the UAE due to international responsibilities. In this article, we look at the 5 players who can impress in the second leg of IPL 2021.
1. Yuzvendra Chahal
In the IPL 2021, Yuzvendra Chahal had only four wickets in seven games, compared to 21 wickets in 15 games in the IPL 2020. After losing his place in India’s T20I playing XI, his performances have been below average even in the current IPL 2021 season. Chahal was wicketless in RCB’s first two games and only grabbed one wicket in their third game against the Kolkata Knight Riders. The leg spinner picked up the second wicket against the Chennai Super Kings after going wicketless against the Rajasthan Royals.
2. David Warner
David Warner struggled in the first half of the Indian Premier League 2021 season. He was deprived of his captaincy in the middle of the season due to Sunrisers Hyderabad’s poor performance. David Warner was unable to make a major contribution even with the bat. He has 193 runs at an average of 32.16 in six matches. The left-hander was even left out of the starting XI for the match against Rajasthan Royals. Last year, the Australian batsman enjoyed a tremendous season in the United Arab Emirates.
3. Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan of the Mumbai Indians batted only 14 times in the first phase of the Indian Premier League 2021. He scored 73 runs in five innings before being removed from the starting lineup. Ishan Kishan’s decline was surprising given that he was the leading run scorer for the Mumbai Indians in the previous season, which concluded just a few months before the start of the 2021 season. In 14 games, he scored 516 runs with a strike rate of 57.33, and he played a key role in the Mumbai Indians’ winning season. Ishan Kishan will aim to duplicate his success in the UAE for the Mumbai Indians in the second half of the Indian Premier League 2021 season.
4. Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada has been a match-winner for the Delhi Capitals club for numerous years. Last season, he played a key role in helping his side to the Indian Premier League finals. Rabada got the purple cap after taking 30 wickets in 17 matches, with a best of 4/24. This season, though, he hasn’t been able to replicate his success with the Delhi Capitals. In seven games, he has only taken eight wickets and has given up 228 runs at an economy rate of 8.76. The Delhi Capitals, who are currently top of the table and among the favorites to win the competition, will be hoping that the Proteas pacer returns in the second round of the Indian Premier League 2021.
5. Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill has recovered from a shin injury and is expected to play in the second edition of the IPL in 2021. Gill was ruled out of the Test series against England after suffering a shin injury in his left leg during the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in June. Gill was flown back to India on a rented jet in July. In seven IPL 2021 matches, Gill has 132 runs at an average of 18.85, with his highest individual score of 43 coming against the Delhi Capitals. Gill played for India in the World Test Championship, starting the innings with Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma.