IPL 2021 Mid-season Transfer: Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the two most worst-hit franchises, losing a chunk of foreign players owing to injury or the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
RR has already lost 4 of their 8 foreign players to injuries and Covid-19. Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer had to pull out due to injuries, while Liam Livingstone and Andrew Tye pulled out due to Covid-19 related issues.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on the other hand announced that their two Australian players Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson will be leaving the bio-bubble to return home due to the Covid-19 surge in India.
The Sanju Samson led team at this stage is left with only four foreign players – Jos Buttler, Chris Morris, David Miller and Mustafizur Rahman – and is in urgent need of some reinforcements and will look to have some players in IPL 2021 Mid-season transfer.
The other franchise which is likely to get very active on IPL Trade Window will be Royal Challengers Bangalore after losing two Aussies.
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Robin Uthappa (Chennai Super Kings to Rajasthan Royals)
The Rajasthan Royals franchise has already made a request to the Chennai Super Kings to get the services of Robin Uthappa. The Royals are in a mess after top overseas stars Andrew Tye and Liam Livingstone left them due to ‘bubble fatigue’. With the side in trouble, they would certainly look at Uthappa.
Rajasthan Royals on the other hand need an opener very badly. There wouldn’t be a better option available at the moment who can provide the much-needed impetus to the RR batting lineup.
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Ishan Porel (Punjab Kings to Rajasthan Royals)
If RCB can indeed secure Ferguson’s services, he would be a like-to-like replacement of Kane Richardson.