BCCI‘s decision to shift the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 was not a surprise. The UAE remained the frontrunner to host the remainder of IPL 2021, given it staged the 2020 edition successfully and a part of the 2014 leg. The BCCI cited monsoons as the significant reason behind not hosting the remainder of the 14th season in India and awarded to the UAE.
There are certain players, who will surely be glad since they could have the edge due to the remainder of IPL 2021 matches set to take place in the UAE. With the pitches in the middle-east nation assisting the fast bowlers and spinners equally, all types of bowlers will fancy their chances of making an impact. Furthermore, the bowlers who could not do well in the first leg would see this as an opportunity to resurrect.
We take a look at five bowlers who could win the purple cap in the UAE leg of IPL 2021:
Royal Challengers Bangalore premier spinner Yuzvendra Chahal hasn’t enjoyed the desired outing in the first leg of IPL 2021 so far. While the Royal Challengers Bangalore have performed incredibly well, winning five out of seven games, their first-choice spinner has not come up with good returns.
The leggie has only taken four wickets in seven games at 47.50, with an economy rate of 8.26. Hence, the Haryana-born cricketer, who ended the 2020 season with 21 scalps in 15 matches at 19.28, could turn his season around later this year. Chahal also bowls well with the dew in place – something that would be significant in the UAE during IPL.