Monday, 18 October 2021

Punjab Kings named Dawid Malan replacement for IPL 2021

Punjab Kings named Dawid Malan replacement for IPL 2021

Aiden Markram, South Africa opener, will join the Punjab Kings team for the second half of the IPL 2021, played in the UAE, as a replacement for Dawid Malan.

Englishman has pulled out of the remainder of the season to spend time with family ahead of T20 World Cup and following Ashes.

Dawid Malan had made his IPL debut in India’s leg; the left-hander scored a run-a-ball 26 against the Delhi Capitals. Dawid Malan was part of the Test series against India and scored fifty in the victorious game in Leeds.

Punjab had earlier roped in England legspinner Adil Rashid and Australian fast bowler Nathan Ellis as replacements for Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith.

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This will be the first stint for Aiden Markram in the IPL. The 26-year-old is select in South Africa’s T20 World Cup squad, and playing in the UAE will give him the necessary experience of the conditions, which would come in handy during the world event.

 The right-hander, who occasionally bowls off-spin, has played 26 Tests, 34 ODIs, and 13 T20I for the Proteas and is an in-form batsman.

The KL Rahul-led outfit has their work cut out for the rest of the season – they are sitting at the 6th spot on the points table after securing three wins in 8 games in the first half of the tournament. They will take on the Rajasthan Royals on September 21 in Dubai.

Meanwhile, the Mumbai Indians trio of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Suryakumar Yadav have reached Abu Dhabi from Manchester via a charter flight after the fifth Test against England at Old Trafford was canceled.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore pair of Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj will be reaching Dubai on Sunday morning. All players arriving from Manchester must undergo a six-day quarantine in their hotel rooms before joining the bio-bubbles of their respective teams.

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