The BCCI has begun making preparations to host the remaining IPL 2021 games. The event was canceled on May 2 after a few players and support staff members tested positive for Covid-19. The IPL 2021 had 29 thrilling matches until it was halted. The BCCI, on the other side, has chosen September and October for the second leg of the IPL 2021.
The BCCI would face a problem as a result of the International teams’ demanding and busy schedules. In a tournament like the IPL, international players bring the flavor. The cash-rich league event will be less enjoyable and entertaining without them. While Indian players will participate in the IPL’s second leg,
certain foreign players may be unavailable owing to their international commitments. England, for example, will go to Pakistan in October for a two-match T20I series. The T20I matches will be held on October 14 and 15, with the England squad arriving in Pakistan a few days ahead of schedule to adhere to safety and quarantine regulations.
Ben Stokes may not be available for the second leg of the IPL. Stokes might miss out because of international commitments. He is now one of the finest all-rounders in the world of cricket. In IPL 2021, the left-handed batter could only play one match because of a finger injury. As a consequence, he was eliminated from the competition. Due to his participation on the Pakistan trip in October, he may be unavailable for the second leg.
England’s ODI and T20I captain is Eoin Morgan. Because England will play two Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan in October, Eoin Morgan will captain the squad on the subcontinent tour. As a result, he may not be available for the IPL 2021 second leg. It would be a major setback for the Purple Army, who would have to look for alternative options or revert to Dinesh Karthik as their captain for the second half of the tournament. Eoin Morgan appeared in seven IPL 2021 matches and scored 92 runs. In IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders struggled to perform well, losing five of their seven games.
The ace spinner of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team is the only one who has given his team a breakthrough. Rashid Khan is the only bowler in the cash-rich competition who has yet to make a mistake for his side. If Warner and Williamson are unable to play, SRH may consider naming Rashid Khan as their captain. However, if he is also unavailable, the team would struggle because Rashid has only played a significant role for SRH in the opening half of the IPL 14th season. He has taken wickets when they were most required. Rashid has taken ten wickets in seven matches this season. Khan is the top wicket-taker, and SRH will do all they can to keep him in the team.
Trent Boult, the New Zealand speed spearhead, might be missed by MI. Since his arrival at the club, he has been outstanding with the ball, playing a major role in the team’s many IPL titles. Trent Boult has 8 wickets in the first phase of the IPL 2021. MI will suffer a significant setback if Trent Boult is unavailable. MI needs wickets in the top order, and if Boult isn’t available, Bumrah will be under much more strain.
In all three versions, Steve Smith is a regular member of the Australian squad. Smith, a former Australian captain, will play for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL in 2021. He is now one of the best batsmen in the world of cricket. He scored 104 runs in five innings for Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2021. He will also be part of the Bangladesh trip later this year in August-September, which means he may miss the second leg of the IPL 2021.