Kane Williamson and other New Zealand players may not be part of IPL 2021 if it is restarted in September:
During the month of September, New Zealand will be playing against the Pakistan cricket team in the United Arab Emirates and because of that, they might miss the IPL 2021 if it is restarted.
Coronavirus cases are increasing at a high rate in India. COVID-19 pandemic has placed an impact on the 14th tournament of IPL. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suspended the 14th tournament of the Indian Premier League because of rising cases of COVID-19 inside the bio-bubble. Many players from various teams were infected with the coronavirus. As a result, BCCI was forced to suspend IPL 2021.
BCCI can once again complete the remainder of IPL 2021 during the month of September this year. But, if the BCCI decides to complete the remainder of IPL in September this year, many players of New Zealand might not be available as they will be facing the Pakistan cricket team in the United Arab Emirates during the month of September. So, Kane Williamson and other New Zealand players may not be part of IPL 2021 if it is restarted in September.
Due to the series between New Zealand and Pakistan, which is going to be held in September, the Kiwi players may not be present once the tournament is restarted.
Many players from New Zealand are a part of the IPL. Kane Williamson is one of the most popular names from the land of the Kiwis to participate in the 14th tournament of IPL. His performance in IPL is really enjoyable by the IPL fans.
Other players from New Zealand, who participated in IPL, are Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner, Jimmy Neesham, Adam Milne, Finn Allen, and Tim Siefert. All these players might be forced to miss the IPL for being engaged in other matches against Pakistan. Kane Williamson and other New Zealand players may not be part of IPL 2021 if it is restarted in September.
Kane Williamson, captain of New Zealand is one of the major attractions in IPL 2021. Another player of New Zealand, Trent Boult is also a major attraction in the 14th tournament of IPL. The left-arm pacer is playing for Mumbai Indians
Most IPL-bound players were not selected in the squad of New Zealand for the series against Bangladesh. But now they may not be allowed to skip the Pakistan series which is going to be held in the United Arab Emirates because a T20 World Cup is scheduled to be played just next month. Thus, Kane Williamson and other New Zealand players may not be part of IPL 2021.
The BCCI can assure the participation of New Zealand players if the remainder of IPL gets started after the T20 World Cup. But the Black will have to miss the remainder of the 14th tournament of IPL if it is held in September. BCCI will take a month to complete IPL 2021, considering the isolation protocols.
Kane Williamson had even been selected as the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise in the middle of the 14th tournament of the IPL, few days before the tournament was suspended.
On the other hand, Kyle Jamieson was one of the most expensive players during the IPL 2021 auctions as the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise bought the tall pacer of New Zealand was bought for an astronomical sum of INR 15 Crores.
At the time of suspension of IPL 2021, the Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals were at the top place in the points table.
The Delhi Capitals has won 6 matches out of the 8 matches played in the 14th tournament of IPL (2021).
At the time of suspension of the 14th tournament of the IPL, Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side was placed at the last place in the points table. The ‘Orange Army’ was able to get just 2 points in the 7 matches played by them in the 2021 IPL season.
The wicketkeeper-batsman can move back to his home after recovering from the infection and serving the isolation period. He will be in need to serve 14 days of isolation after his arrival in New Zealand as well.