Vivo IPL 2021: Australian pacer Nathan Ellis has bagged a huge IPL contract ahead of the second phase of the Vivo IPL 2021, which is scheduled to be held in the UAE. The contract came after he was named as one of the three reserve players Australia will carry with them for the T20 World Cup 2021.
Cricket.com.au confirmed that the pacer was tracked by the three IPL franchises to complete their paceman requirements before Ellis signed a contract with an unnamed franchise. The worth of the contract along with the name of the franchise is not revealed.
“Ellis was being chased by three IPL franchises for the upcoming tournament before agreeing to terms with an unnamed team on Thursday,” stated cricket.com.au.
Ellis will travel with his Australian mates for the T20 World Cup as the reserve pacer. The World Cup is scheduled in Oman and UAE following the completion of the IPL 2021.
Vivo IPL 2021: Australian Pacer Nathan Ellis gets a big IPL contract ahead of Vivo IPL 2021.
It is noteworthy that Ellis picked a T20I hat-trick on his debut game and became the only cricketer to scalp a hat-trick in a debut T20I match. Now he is the third Australian after Brett Lee and Ashton Agar to fetch a T20I hat-trick.
Nathan Ellis picked up Mahdmullah, Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman in the three final deliveries of the match to complete his hat-trick against Bangladesh.
The approval from Cricket Australia is yet to come for Nathan’s participation in the IPL 2021. Though it is just a formality as CA is willingly giving the No Objection Certificates (NOC) to its IPL bound cricketers.
Ellis went unsold in the IPL 2021 mini auctions held earlier this year in January.