Prime Time Zone, Sports : IPL 13th season charms are still fresh. The winning Mumbai Indians seem to have lifted the trophy sooner than yesterday. The tour of Australia after the IPL was followed by the England series. But then came the IPL. The IPL, which was delayed by 7 months last year due to Corona, ended in November. But within 4 months it opened for another season. Corona restrictions continue .. Dhanadhan noise is not interrupted. The most popular cricket league in the world has once again come to the buzz of the spectators. The IPL will be held from April 9 to May 30 at five venues across the country. Due to the corona, the league is being held in a biobubble environment. The first phase matches will be played in Chennai and Mumbai. The respective franchises have already set up quarantine for their players. Teams like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have also started training camps. However for some reason many players are away from the respective teams.
Sunrisers Hyderabad ..
Sunrisers Hyderabad, who reached the playoffs last year, will play Chennai in the first round. Mitchell Marsh of Australia was ruled out of the IPL due to injury in the first match last year. However, he informed the SRH management that he would not be playing in the IPL this season. He said that he could not live in a long biobubble. He was replaced last year by West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder. He is currently a regular member. The Sunrisers have revealed that Marsh has been replaced by an England batsman. But his name was not disclosed.
Mumbai Indians ..
Mumbai Indians opening batsman Quinton de Kock of South Africa will miss the first four matches of the season. It is learned that he will be joining the Mumbai Indians late as South Africa are currently playing a bilateral series against Pakistan. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma and Ishant Kishan are likely to open in the wake of Decock’s absence.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The RCB, which has not won a single cup since the start of the IPL, hopes to remain the winner this time around. Ownership that completely purged the team .. New players were taken in a recent auction. However, RCB Director of Cricket Mike Hesson clarified that the retired Adam Jampa will not be available for some matches during the season. He said the team will be away for a few days as Adam Jampa is getting married. He is likely to meet with the team in the middle of the season.
Rajasthan Royals ..
Rajasthan Royals pacer Jofra Archer has been sidelined for the entire season. Archer, who was injured before the tour of India, returned to London without playing in the ODI series. His hand was found to be injured by a glass shell and surgery was performed. He needs a few days to recover. The franchise has made it clear that his services will not be available for the Royals for some matches this season. May be available in the second half if fully recovered. Joffre Archer took the most wickets for the Royals last season.
Chennai Super Kings ..
Chennai Super Kings are playing their 14th season after a poor showing last year. Starting the training camp earlier than everyone else, joining the team of Suresh Raina, who was away last season, gave joy to the fans. However, South African pacer Lungi Ngidi will not be available for the first 4 matches. It is not clear when Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who has recovered from injury, will play for the team. He is still with the team .. There are suspicions about entering the field.
Delhi Capitals ..
The loss of Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer, who was a finalist last season, is a big loss. Shreyas, who excelled as a batsman and captain last season, will not be available for the entire season due to injury. This can be considered a big setback for the team. Kasogi Rabada, who took the highest number of 30 wickets in the 13th season and won the Purple Cap, missed out on the latest season. The team management has made it clear that Kasogi Rabada and Enrich Norze of South Africa will not be available for the first 4 matches.
BCCI and franchises have set up biobubbles in Chennai and Mumbai for the first installment matches. Players are placed in quarantine centers before entering the biobubble. Then everyone enters the biobubble. This time too, the BCCI has canceled the opening ceremony of the IPL. The BCCI will implement a number of new rules in addition to the ICC Corona Provisional Rules.