Ravichandran Ashwin including three Australians Andrew Tye (Rajasthan Royals) and the duo of Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa (both Royal Challengers Bangalore) have pulled out their names from the ongoing season of VIVO IPL 2021 citing the rise of COVID-19 as the reason behind it. Delhi Capitals’ primary spinner Ashwin took Twitter to confirm his exit from the cash-rich tournament.
IPL 2021: Why Are Players Leaving From IPL 2021
Ashwin stated “I would be taking a break from this years IPL from tomorrow. My family and extended family are putting up a fight against #COVID19 and I want to support them during these tough times. I expect to return to play if things go in the right direction. Thank you @DelhiCapitals”. However, the ace Indian spinner might return to play if things get fine in the future.
As for the Australians, they have every reason to opt-out of the tournament. Tye and the CSK-duo have not been used by their respective franchise. It makes sense for them to return to their home rather than staying under multiple bio-bubbles without playing a single game. Also, Australia might announce a national lockdown soon and it might restrict the following players from entering their country.
“I just thought to try and get on the front foot and get home before I got locked out of the country…think I’ve had 11 days at home out of the bubble since August, so for me I just wanted to get home,” Tye told ‘SEN Radio’ from Doha, the transit point before his flight to Perth.
Will the absence of the following players affect their side
R Ashwin was one of the most experienced bowlers in the DC squad and Rishabh Pant is surely going to miss his presence to an extend. Having said that, the superstar has only clinched 1 wicket in 5 games and have scored just 7 runs. With Axar Patel back in the squad, Ashwin’s absence won’t seemingly dent Delhi Capitals’ title chase this season.
Whom to replace R Ashwin within your Stumpsandbails fantasy team
Axar Patel is a proper match to replace R Ashwin with. He has the calibre to pick wickets on the go, as seen in the recently conducted India vs England Test series, and also score with his bat.
Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa
The absence of these following players won’t seemingly affect their respective sides.
You can replace Tye, Richardson and Zampa with players like Dan Christian, Kyle Jamieson and Jhye Richardson in your stumpsandbails fantasy team.