According to reports, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith will not play in the IPL 2021

Punjab Kings fans are in for some heartbreak, as the team’s two main fast bowlers – Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith – will not play in the remaining matches of IPL 2021. Four Australian players will skip the Phase of the IPL 2021, according to

These four names are Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Kane Richardson, and Pat Cummins. The Kolkata Knight Riders were already without Pat Cummins, and Kane Richardson had withdrawn from the IPL 2021 in the first round. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore signed New Zealand fast bowler Scott Kuggeleijn in place of Richardson. Nonetheless, the absence of two fast bowlers for Punjab Kings was surprising, particularly since the franchise spent a lot of money on their services. 

“ reported on Thursday that Josh Hazlewood is also close to committing to play for Chennai. Fast bowlers Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith are among the contracted Australian players who are not expected to return.

Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson perform for Punjab Kings 

Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson had never played in the Indian Premier League before the 2021 season. Nevertheless, the Punjab Kings spent a lot on their services. During the first phase of the competition, both Australian pacers failed to justify their price tags. 

Richardson scored 15 runs and took three wickets for the Punjab Kings in three matches. Meredith took four wickets in five matches during this period. Punjab Kings will have to replace the two-star fast bowlers soon. 

IPL franchises have signed Nathan Ellis as a replacement after he scored a hat-trick on his debut against Bangladesh. The name of the franchise has not yet been announced, but it is likely to be Punjab Kings.

The 26-year-old Ellis has signed a contract with the UAE leg of the @IPL after being chased by three clubs.

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Manan Sharma, the Former KKR Player, is Moving to the U.S.

Former Indian U-19 cricketer Manan Sharma has announced his retirement. The all-rounder will now return to the United States to continue his career. Manan is not the first Indian cricketer to take this path. 

Sunny Sohal, Timil Patel, Saurabh Netravalkar, Smit Patel, Siddharth Trivedi and Unmukt Chand will also play cricket in the United States. 

In 2010, Manan Sharma was a member of the Indian squad that competed in the ICC U-19 World Cup. Fans aren’t aware of this that former Indian cricketer Ajay Sharma is his father.

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Manan Sharma played for the team in 2016. However, he did not get the chance to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders. The Knight Riders later released him. 

Manan Sharma: a brief introduction

Manan Sharma is a left-arm spin bowler and batsman. During his time playing domestic cricket, he represented the Delhi team. He has shared a dressing room with players such as Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, and Shikhar Dhawan. 

India’s U-19 team at the 2010 U-19 World Cup included Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sandeep Sharma, and even the current captain of the United States men’s cricket team, Saurabh Netravalkar.

A total of 52 runs were scored and four wickets were taken by Manan Sharma in five matches he played for India U-19s. His domestic career included 35 matches in first-class cricket, scoring 1,208 runs at 51.25 apiece. In 26 T20 matches, he scored 131 runs and took 32 wickets. It will be interesting to see how he performs in the United States.

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Kane Won’t Play in the IPL 2021, Cricket Australia Confirmed

Kane Richardson will be part of the Australian squad for the forthcoming Twenty20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. Kane Richardson has withdrawn his name from the upcoming IPL second phase so he can concentrate on the World T20. “Kane Richardson has chosen to stay home instead of featuring for IPL 2021 in the UAE. And Adam Zampa on the other hand is yet to finalize his plans for the assignment in the UAE.” – According to Cricket Australia

Zampa may consider his availability, but Kane confirms he is not available. Kane and Zampa both played for RCB in the IPL.

Australia Squad for T20 World cup

Aron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa

Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams, and Dan Christian are also retained as travelling reserves. All eyes are on Australia’s playing 11 since they are yet to win a Twenty20 World Cup.

Kane T20 Profile

Kane has played 26 t20 internationals, taking 29 wickets with an economy rate of 7.92 and a bowling average of 3-18. He was a Rajasthan Royals player in 2013, was purchased by RCB in 2014, and was also part of the runner-up RCB team in 2016. In this IPL, he has taken 12 wickets in two matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He played 15 matches in the IPL and took 19 wickets.

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