Let’s look at the 5 most important players who are not playing IPL 2020 in UAE.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is the most talked league this year after being postponed by BCCI due to the CoronaVirus pandemic. IPL fans thought that IPL 2020 wouldn’t take place but BCCI made it happen by shifting the cash-rich league outside of India into the United Arab Emirates.
However, it is finally scheduled to start from September 19 to November 10 in the United Arab Emirates.
Players who are participating in the 2020 IPL season need to follow all necessary measures and strict protocols to avoid CoronaVirus danger. BCCI took all precautions to avoid pandemics such as players wearing Bluetooth badges to allow access to their movements and interactions. But the heartbreaking thing is, despite all these measures some players have decided to not take part in the upcoming IPL 2020 season. It means franchisees will have to find a replacement for these players. Players like Jason Roy and Lasith Malinga are the backbones for their teams and it is really hard to find a replacement for them.
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List of 5 players who pulled out of IPL 2020.
|Missing Player||Team Name||Replacement Player|
|Suresh Raina||CSK||Probably Dawid Malan|
|Jason Roy||DC||Daniel Sams|
|Harbhajan Singh||CSK||To be announced|
|Lasith Malinga||MI||James Pattinson|
|Kane Richardson||RCB||Adam Zampa|
|Chris Woakes||DC||Anrich Nortje|
|Harry Gurney||KKR||Not Yet Announced|
Suresh Raina (Chennai Super Kings) CSK
Suresh Raina the vice-captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is considered to be the soul of CSK but he has left the IPL 2020 due to his personal reasons. Several reports said that Mr. IPL has left the camp due to a rift with management but later Raina denied all these rumors by saying that CSK is like his family and he can come back to join IPL may be. The apparent reason for the 33-year-old’s departure was a vicious attack on his family in Pathankot. In the latest interview Raina showed a hope to join CSK camp back.
Who could replace Suresh Raina in CSK Squad?
Suresh Raina pull out IPL 2020 due to personal reasons. There are 3 potential players who could replace Suresh Raina. 1) Yusuf Pathan, 2) Hanuma Vihari, 3) Rohan Kadam
Jason Roy (Delhi Capitals) DC
The furious opener from England Jason Roy got injured during practice at Old Trafford on Tuesday. After that Roy decided not to play IPL season 2020. The 30 year old destructive batsman was bought by Delhi Capitals for 1.5 Crore. Jason Roy said that he will take care of himself for next couple of months and will get his fitness back.
Replacement of Jason Roy: Roy was replaced by Aussie all-rounder Daniel Sams by Delhi Capitals (DC).
Harbhajan Singh (Chennai Super Kings) CSK
Harbhajan Singh became the latest player to pull out from IPL 13 on Friday. Experienced Off Spinner left the IPL season due to some personal reasons. The 40 year old postponed his Dubai trip twice and later conveyed his message to CSK management that he is not joining Indian Premier League this year. However,
Replacement Player: CSK has not announced any replacement for Harbhajan Singh yet.
Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians) MI
The leading wicket-taker in the history of IPL is unavailable for IPL 2020 due to personal reasons and to be with his family back in Sri Lanka. The 37 year old fast bowler is the most successful bowler in IPL history. MI has signed James Pattinson as a replacement for Malinga. Malinga played a key role in last year’s MI IPL win by defending 8 runs against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). “Lasith is a legend and a pillar of MI’s strength. There is no denying the fact that we will miss Lasith’s cricketing acumen this season. However, we fully understand Lasith’s need to be in Sri Lanka with his family during this time,” Mumbai Indians said in a statement
Replacement Player: MI has signed James Pattinson as a replacement for Malinga
Kane Richardson (Royal Challengers Bangalore) RCB
Bought by Rs 4 Crore, the Australian fast bowler has pulled out from IPL 2020 due to the birth of his first child. RCB assigned fellow Aussie player Adam Zampa as a replacement for the young pacer. “It’s always difficult to withdraw from a competition like the IPL, it’s the pinnacle domestic competition in the world so it wasn’t an easy decision, but when I sat down and thought about it, it was definitely the right one,” Kane Richardosn said in a statement.
RCB assigned fellow Aussie player Adam Zampa as a replacement for the young pacer.