The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to kick-start the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in India after hosting the previous season in the United Arab Emirates ( UAE). The IPL 2021 Is commencing from 9th of April in India
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were mighty impressed with Australia’s young rookie Josh Philippe’s form in the 2020-21 edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). The 23-year-old had finished as the second-highest run-getter in the tournament and was at his fluent best both the willow and the gloves.
However, earlier this month, it was revealed that Josh has pulled out his name from the upcoming T20 IPL 2021 Season due to some personal reasons.
With the 2021 edition of the Indian League round the corner, the Delhi Capitals (DC) have a big headache of hunting a new captain for the side who can lead the team as perfectly as Shreyas Iyer in the elite tournament. DC’s skipper and ace batsman Iyer has been ruled out of the tournament after suffering a massive shoulder injury during the first One Day International of the three-match series between India and England.
In the eighth over of England’s innings, Shreyas fell awkwardly on his left shoulder while successfully intercepting a drive from Jonny Bairstow. The right-hander managed to bruise his shoulder pretty badly and was immediately rushed for the scans from the ground as he could be seen withering with the massive pain.
Ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals have been dealt with a massive blow as it is speculated that England’s speed merchant Jofra Archer is all set to give the upcoming tournament a miss due to multiple injuries on his right hand. Archer has been suffering from pain in his right elbow for quite some time now.
However, his right elbow injury aggravated after he featured in the just-concluded five-match T20I series against India in Ahmedabad. Archer has given the three-match ODI series against the same opponents a miss due to the aforementioned reason and is likely to take the third injection for his elbow in the month of April.
Dale Steyn was one of the most dangerous and intimidating fast bowlers of his time. However, the seamer is not as effective as before as he is past his prime and is marching towards the end of his cricket career. In his glorified IPL career Dale has played for IPL teams including the likes of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), now-defunct Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), and Gujarat Lions. In the previous season, the 37-year-old had played for RCB but had a forgettable run as he could feature in Playing XI of just three games scalping one wicket at an economy rate of 11.40.
Proteas legendary pacer decided to give IPL 2021 a miss and is keener on playing in other franchise leagues across the globe apart from IPL. Dale Steyn believes that franchise leagues like PSL and LPL are more rewarding than the Indian league as they are focused more on the game than the money. However, he clarified his statement later while stating that his comments were taken in wrong context.