As soon as the news of hosting the remainder of the IPL 2021in UAE got confirmed, the Indian cricket fans who follow IPL were undoubtedly excited at the chance of the event finally going ahead after screeching to an unexpected halt in early May due to covid spread within bio-bubble.
However, their spirits were soon dampened with both England and Bangladesh refusing to send their players for the UAE leg in September due to prior international commitments and preparations for World cup T20I.
Australian board are yet to spell out their IPL strategy and the BCCI are in informal talks with the Caribbean board to prepone the CPL so that the West Indies players are able to play in phase 2 of the IPL from the start.
In the meantime, Trent Boult has provided some cheers for the Mumbai Indian fans by stating that he wants to be a part of the IPL 2021 2nd phase in UAE where it was held so successfully. However, Boult added the condition ” if he is given a chance “.
It may be mentioned that New Zealand have international series commitments with Pakistan around September as a part of preparation for T20I world cup. It now remains to be seen whether the New Zealand board allows its players to take part in IPL.
Boult who forms a lethal bowling combination with Bumrah in the Mumbai lineup is one of the leading stars in IPL along with Kane Williamson, who happens to be the captain of Sunrisers .
It remains to be seen whether Boult’s wish to be a part of IPL 2021 phase two takes effect.