IPL 2021: Bad news for KKR, Pat Cummins confirms he is unlikely to take part in IPL 2021 Phase 2

IPL 2021: Bad news for KKR, Pat Cummins confirms he is unlikely to take part in IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE; Kolkata Knight Riders allrounder
IPL 2021: Bad news for KKR, Pat Cummins confirms he is unlikely to take part in IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE; Kolkata Knight Riders allrounder

IPL 2021: Bad news for KKR, Pat Cummins confirms he is unlikely to take part in Phase 2What comes as a jolt to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Australian all-rounder Pat Cummins is likely to rule himself out of the IPL 2021 in UAE. In a recent Q&A session on YouTube, Pat Cummins informed that he will have a baby during the middle of IPL 2021. He said that the current quarantine rules in Australia could delay his meeting with the family on IPL return.

“Unfortunately, at this stage, I probably won’t be going to the IPL. I haven’t made an official call on it. But my partner is pregnant and our baby is due in the middle of the IPL. At the moment, there is travel restriction getting back to Australia, you got to do 2 weeks quarantine,” Pat Cummins said.

“There is probably going to be some days quarantine going to UAE. So for the second half this season it’s going to be really tough to get over there,” he added.

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IPL 2021: Bad news for KKR, Pat Cummins confirms he is unlikely to take part

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Cummins is the highest wicket-taker for KKR in IPL 2021 Phase 1. He took 9 wickets and amassed 93 runs in 7 matches.

The development comes a day after BCCI confirmed the availability of England players in UAE leg of IPL 2021.

KKR squad for IPL 2021

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that the English players will be available for the resumption of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE from September 19.

A total of 31 matches will be played in the duration of 27 days. IPL 2021 will resume on September 19 in Dubai with a blockbuster clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

The action will then shift to Abu Dhabi where the Kolkata Knight Riders will square off against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Sharjah will host its first game on September 24 when Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Chennai Super Kings. In all, 13 matches will be held in Dubai, 10 in Sharjah, and 8 in Abu Dhabi.

IPL 2021: Bad news for KKR, Pat Cummins confirms he is unlikely to take part 

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