Vivo IPL 2021: Australian batting all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has pulled out of the Vivo IPL 2021 citing personal reasons. Sunrisers Hyderabad roped in English cricketer Jason Roy as his replacement.
Mitchell Marsh was seen in action last time in Australia vs New Zealand T20I series in early March. The cricketer will have to go through a seven days quarantine protocol upon arriving in India supplemented with a long tedious bio-bubble stretch. According to the reports, Marsh was not ready to go through all these hard protocols for such a long stretch and hence he pulled back his name.
England opener Jason Roy has been named his replacement for the fourteenth edition of the Indian Premier League. He is brought in to the squad for his base price which is INR 2 Crores.
Roy went unsold in the Vivo IPL 2021 Auctions held on 18th February in Chennai. He had opted out of the Indian T20 Tournament in 2020 due to personal reasons. He was named in Delhi Capitals Squad for IPL 2020.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has now one of the deadliest opening pairs. They have got Jonny Bairstow and David Warner. New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson too has capabilities to open while one more option Jason Roy comes in.
Skipper David Warner sustained a groin injury in India vs Australia ODI series after which he was rested for the T20I series and first two test games. Even though he rushed back in the last two test games against India, everyone could see a slight niggle in his movements.
If Warner somehow feels that he is not fir, Roy can fill up his opening slot and Kane Williamson can lead the side.
Roy had a good India tour which concluded last week. He scored good runs in the T20I series giving his national team a good start.
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