- Nathan Ellis included in IPL 2021
- This Australian pacer took a hat-trick on his international debut
- No team had bid on him in the auction
There is only a short time left for the Indian Premier League (2021) season to resume. All the eight franchises will soon finalize their teams. However, there is still a cloud of doubt about the involvement of foreign players with the teams. But in the meantime, a franchise has roped in Australian pacer Nathan Ellis for the 14th season. However, who is this franchise, the answer is not yet received.
According to cricket.com.au, there were a total of three franchises behind Ellis. And on Thursday, he signed a deal with one of them. Although the name of that franchise is not disclosed yet. Cricket Australia will soon reveal which team the player is associated with.
Ellis was not bought by any of the eight teams at the auction. No one had bid for him. But after the way he performed in Bangladesh, his demand increased. The 26-year-old fast bowler took a hat-trick on his debut itself. Due to his performance, he has also found a place in the list of Australia’s three reserve players for the upcoming ICC T20 World.
Ellis will now have a chance to showcase his skills in the biggest T20 league. If the right-arm pacer performs well in the UAE, he can get a good price for the 2022 edition.
According to the news, all the franchises of IPL have been given the date of August 20 to include their team but the presence of some foreign players is still under question.
Ellis is not the only replacement player to be a part of this season of IPL. Many players can stay away from the second half. 31 matches are yet to be played in this season of IPL. While players like David Warner, Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith have agreed to play, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Jay Richardson and Riley Meredith may stay away from the tournament.