The remaining 31 matches of the 14th Indian Premier League season (IPL 2021) will be played in the United Arab Emirates from the third week of September.
However, due to the international engagements of various teams during the same period and the fact that the T20 World Cup will soon follow the 14th season of the cash-rich league, IPL franchises may have to contend with the scarcity of a plethora of foreign cricketers.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are no exception as they risk losing the services of several Australian and New Zealand cricketers.
On that note, here is a look at 5 players from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) who could miss the UAE stage of the IPL 2021:
Cape keeper and batsman Finn Allen was signed by RCB to replace Joshua Phillipe in the first leg of the IPL.
Allen, who gained a lot of fans due to the whirlwind approach to batting in the Super Smash and recently in his debut series against Bangladesh, did not get a game on the Indian stage.
And, it looks like he might not show up for the RCB in the UAE leg either.
The reason being that the New Zealand cricketers are expected to face Pakistan in bilateral rubber at that time and with the series succeeding the ICC T20 World Cup, the NZC might not allow Kiwi cricketers to jump. the mission for the IPL.