The second part of the IPL 2021 will be held from September 19. Players from many countries have withdrawn their names to play in this part of the IPL. Due to the scheduling of Corona and national teams, many players are finding it difficult to play in this part of the IPL. There is a tidal wave amidst all this, New Zealand players are playing in this part of the IPL.
“New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, fast bowler Trent Boult, Locky Ferguson and all-rounder James Neesham will play in the second half of the IPL,” New Zealand cricket chief David White said. All these players are not part of the series against Pakistan. The Kiwi team will tour Pakistan in September-October. Not all of these players are part of the series. It is said that the Kiwi players have taken this decision to prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup through IPL.
The T20 World Cup will be held in the UAE from October 17. Previously, England and Bangladesh cricket boards had already said they would not allow their players to play IPL. There are speculations that Australia is also planning to exclude its players. If this happens it will be of concern to all the teams in the IPL because they have to find replacement players. The first match of the second phase of the IPL will be played on September 19 in the UAE between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.