The 16th season of IPL is starting from March 31, but 6 teams of this league have suffered a big setback. Because some of their players will not be able to play the first match. A total of 8 players are like this, so they are out of the first match.
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New Delhi. The start of the 16th season of the Indian Premier League is just about to happen, but before its start, 6 teams have suffered a big setback. In fact, a total of 8 players from these 6 teams have been dropped from the first match itself. These players are from South Africa who will play for their team in ODI series against Netherlands and due to this they will be out of first match of IPL. A series of two ODIs is to be held between South Africa and Netherlands and the last ODI of this series will end on 2 April. Only after this they will be able to join their respective franchises against South Africa.
Let us tell you which IPL teams have been harmed by the series between Netherlands and South Africa and which players will not be able to play the first match of IPL.
8 players will not be able to play the first match
David Miller- This player of Gujarat Titans will not be able to play his first match. In IPL, Gujarat team will play the first match from Chennai and Miller will not be available in this match. In the last season, Miller played an important role in making Gujarat the champion by playing amazing innings.
Quinton Dickock – The second big name in this list is Quinton Dickock, who is an important player of Lucknow Supergiants. Apart from wicketkeeping, Dickock also does opening. It is believed that due to his not playing in the first match, the Lucknow team can now open with Kyle Meyers.
Biggest loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Sunrisers Hyderabad team has suffered the most from the ODI series in South Africa. Sunrisers captain Aiden Markram will not be able to play the first match. Marco Jansson and Heinrich Klaasen are also members of Sunrisers Hyderabad and they will also play in the ODI series against Netherlands.
Delhi, Punjab and Chennai also got a shock
Let us tell you that Enrique Norkhia of Delhi Capitals, Kagiso Rabada of Punjab Kings and Sisanda Magala of Chennai Super Kings will also not be able to play the first match. Now it remains to be seen how much the absence of these players affects the teams.