After a long debate and an argument surrounding the presence of New Zealand players in the IPL’s second leg. It has been confirmed that as many as eight players will join their respective franchises for the second leg of Vivo IPL 2021. The second phase is supposed to be played in UAE at three different locations. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah are confirmed to host the remainder of IPL matches from September 19 to October 15. To quickly churn out rewards and cash prizes, one can use cricket betting tips during the entire tenure of IPL 2021.
List of New Zealand Players Available for IPL 2021
IPL franchises have communicated via various channels and press releases that they have received an intimation of eight New Zealand players eligible to play in the second leg of IPL 2021. The eight players who have agreed to join their squad in UAE are –
- Tim Seifert will continue to play for Kolkata Knight Riders.
- Lockie Ferguson will continue to play for Kolkata Knight Riders as well.
- James Neesham will join the Mumbai Indians squad.
- Trent Boult will continue to play for the defending champion as well.
- Adam Milne will join the Mumbai Indian squad.
- Kylie Jamieson will join the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad.
- Mitchel Santner will play for Chennai Super Kings.
- Lastly, Kane Williamson will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The following players will join their teams in their respective bio-bubbles on the corresponding date. The World T20 series is scheduled to begin from 17 October in UAE and will be played on the same grounds as IPL. New Zealand believes that these key players will gain match practice and get familiarized with the pitches during the IPL that will further help them play the World Cup. Regardless of what happens, one can multiply their earnings by cricket betting tips.
The Controversy Around the Players Unavailability
Pakistan Cricket Board announced a white ball series to be played with New Zealand at their home, which will begin from September 17. The series encompasses three ODIs and five T20Is. Ever since the New Zealand players were set free from their national duties, Pakistan Cricket Board and former Pakistan Captain took a strong stance against the ICC.
A communication was received from the PCB and Inzamam-ul-Haq, former captain of the Pakistan cricket team said, “doesn’t the nation’s duty come first? Why are the players seeking exemptions from international cricket to play league matches such as IPL”? Earlier than this, the South African team toured Pakistan in April, in which several stalwarts of the visiting team were freed from their national duty to play in the IPL 2021. It is the second time that international team players have given their preference to play league matches. Additionally, the players have shown dissent and concern over their safety during the New Zealand tour of Pakistan since the uprising of the Taliban.
Pakistan Cricket Board took a similar stance as before and said, “the series was decided on the national commitment, and security protocols will be kept at the international level. We don’t know how another country’s problem has anything to do with our commitment to play”. Whatever the outcome of the series, you can continue to churn rewards and cash prizes by following the cricket betting tips.