Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes have opted out of the second half of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Punjab Kings were swift in naming Aiden Markram as Dawid Malan’s replacement.
This will be Markram’s first IPL stint. Markram was the man of the match last night vs Sri Lanka, he smashed 48 of 33 balls. He is a useful bowler as well.
Dawid Malan played a solitary match for Punjab Kings and scored 26(26) against Delhi Capitals. Markram is currently in Sri Lanka and plying his trade in the T20 circuit.
Aiden Markram has played 13 T20I matches, scoring 405 runs at an average of 33.75 and strike rate of 150. This also includes 4 half centuries and highest score of 70.
The Punjab based franchise has already announced Nathan Ellis and Adil Rashid as peplacements for Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson.
Punjab Kings are placed at 6th Position with 6 points, winning 3 out of their 8 matches. They will play their first match of the second phase against Rajasthan Royals on 21st September in Dubai.