8 Star players who missed out the 2nd phase of IPL

The second phase of IPL 2021 is all set to kickoff on 19th September and the franchises have already started their preparations for the much awaited tournament which had to be earlier postponed indefinitely due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India, where it was initially being hosted. The second half of IPL 2021 will be played in the United Arab Emirates, the same nation that hosted IPL 2020. 

However, some of the franchises have had to face huge blows ahead of the resumption as many star players have already pulled out from the second half of IPL 2021 due to various reasons. Below given is a list of Star players that will not feature in the second half of Indian Premier League:

  1. Jos Buttler 

English wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is an important part of the Rajasthan Royals side. He has pulled out of the second half of the tournament as he is expecting a baby with his wife during that time. The IPL franchise made his decision official a week ago while congratulating Jos Buttler. 

  1. Jofra Archer  

Jofra Archer is yet another English player from Rajasthan Royals who is set to miss the remainder of IPL 2021. Archer missed a majority of the first half as well owing to the same injury that will withhold him from playing in the rest of the season and also in Ashes 2021. Jofra Archer had always been one of the key players in Rajasthan Royals’ bowling unit and he will be a major missing. 

  1. Daniel Sams

The Australian all-rounder impresses the world with his performance in BBL 2020 and IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him this season. However, like many other Australian internationals, Daniel Sams is also set to miss the UAE edition of IPL 2021. RCB have signed Sri Lankan bowler Dushmantha Chameera as his replacement. 

  1. Pat Cummins

Australian pacer Pat Cummins has lately been one of the best bowlers in the world across all the formats of cricket. He has been particularly very effective in the IPL for his side Kolkata Knight Riders. He also had a great start to the IPL 2021 season on an individual level. Unfortunately he too is set to miss out on the remainder of the season owing to personal reasons. 

  1. Riley Meredith

Australian right-arm fast bowler Riley Meredith, who plays for Punjab Kings in the IPL, has pulled out of the second phase of IPL 2020 owing to a side strain. 

  1. Jhye Richardson

Jhye Richardson is the second Australian in the Punjab Kings squad to pull out of IPL 2021. He had an impressive spell before the tournament was postponed. 

  1. Finn Allen 

New Zealand batsman Finn Allen will also not feature in the remainder of IPL 2020 as he will be with the national team. Finn Allen plays for RCB in IPL

  1. Scott Kuggeleijn

Like Finn Allen, New Zealand all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn will also be with the Kiwis national team at the time of IPL and he will thus miss the remainder of the tournament. Just like Finn Allen, Scott Kuggeleijn also plays for RCB in IPL.