The second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19. The remaining matches of the IPL 2021 will be held in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have already reached the UAE, while the rest of the franchise teams will soon arrive there. The full list of which cricketers will not be able to play in the second phase of IPL 2021 is yet to be revealed. Meanwhile, Cricket Australia has named four such cricketers with IPL 2021 contracts, but they are finding it difficult to play in the second tier.
According to Cricket Australia, fast bowlers Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Jay Richardson and Riley Meredith are hardly players in the second leg of the IPL 2021. In such a situation, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) problems may increase. Cummins plays for KKR, Meredith and Jay Richardson, while part of the Punjab Kings, while Kane Richardson has signed with RCB.
According to Cricket Australia, Steve Smith, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and Josh Hazlewood are almost certain to play in the second leg of the IPL 2021. On August 19, Australia announced its 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup. The T20 World Cup will be held in the UAE and Oman shortly after the conclusion of the UPA 2021. Australia team for the T20 World Cup: Aaron Finch (captain), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (vice-captain), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swope Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Jampa. Traveling Reserve – Dan Christianson, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams.