IPL 2021: 10 foreign players to make IPL debut this time, most from Virat Kohli’s RCB

IPL 2021: 10 foreign players to make IPL debut this time, most from Virat Kohli’s RCB, Indian Premier League 2021 debut
IPL 2021: 10 foreign players to make IPL debut this time, most from Virat Kohli’s RCB, Indian Premier League 2021 debut

IPL 2021: 10 foreign players set for IPL debut – Indian Premier League (IPL) witnesses some fascinating debuts every season. While the most memorable one was from KKR’s Brendon McCullum with his swashbuckling unbeaten 158 against RCB in 2008, there have been a few others who have performed admirably. But in IPL 2021 Phase 2, there will be 10 foreign players who will be making their debuts, most since IPL 2008. From Aiden Markram to Wanindu Hasaranga and Adil Rashid, the list is quite long and four of them are from Virat Kohli’s RCB.

COVID-19 pandemic, rescheduling of IPL and bio-bubble fatigue have led a total of 15 players to pull out from IPL 2021. The latest of the pull-outs came from three England stars Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes and Dawid Malan. While it did impact the team’s plans, the franchises made quick moves to sign replacements. InsideSport takes a look at foreign players who will be handed their debuts this season.

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IPL 2021: 10 foreign players to make IPL debut this time, most from Virat Kohli’s RCB

Ben Dwarshuis (DC): A late entrant in IPL, the Australian fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis is uncapped. But he has done well in Big Bash League. He has been signed by Delhi Capitals as a replacement for Chris Woakes who pulled out at the last moment.

Tim Seifert (KKR): The New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman has come in with a big reputation. While he has done well in CPL, he has warmed the bench for Kolkata Knight Riders since joining in IPL 2020 with Pat Cummins not available and Sunil Narine out of form, Tim Seifert could finally make his debut in IPL.

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Dushmantha Chameera (RCB): Virat Kohli’s RCB were dealt a big blow with a string of first-team players pulling out of IPL 2021 Phase 2. But with the sub-continent conditions in mind, Virat Kohli & Co have roped in Dushmantha Chameera who can deliver with the ball on slower surfaces. The pace bowler has impressed with his pace and skills in the series against India and South Africa and will make his IPL debut in UAE

Wanindu Hasaranga (RCB): The biggest name perhaps is Wanindu Hasaranga in IPL. The Sri Lankan leg-spinner has impressed with his bowling against India and South Africa. Replacing Adam Zampa, he is all set to make his IPL debut and mark the return of Sri Lankan cricketers in IPL.

IPL 2021: 10 foreign players to make IPL debut this time, most from Virat Kohli’s RCB

Tim David (RCB): Another new RCB recruit is Singapore international Tim David. The Australian-origin player will become the first player from Singapore to feature in a tournament. While he has done well across T20 leagues including CPL, he might not get a chance to play a match.

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George Garton (RCB): The other RCB recruit is English youngster George Garton. The pace-bowling all-rounder replaced Kane Richardson who pulled out at the last moment. Garton has the batting ability to take the game away like Richardson and will be an important player in Phase 2.

Glenn Phillips (RR): The New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman will replace Jos Buttler in Rajasthan Royals and will come with a big responsibility to replicate the England batter’s performance.

Adil Rashid (PBKS): After a long time, Adil Rashid has finally arrived in IPL. He has gone unsold quite a few times including IPL 2021. But with UAE pitches assisting spinners, he will have a big role to play in the Punjab Kings team.

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Aiden Markram (PBKS): The South African top-order batsman has been in the IPL’s radar and has finally received his chance to showcase his talent. He will replace Dawid Malan in the team after his last-minute pullout and could play in place of Nicholas Pooran.

Nathan Ellis (PBKS): The Australian fast bowler has replaced Riley Meredith in the team and is one to watch out for. He has impressed in BBL like Meredith but Punjab do not have a great track record when it comes to fast bowler’s performance.

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