No one bid for Australian fast bowler Nathan Ellis in the auction. But, the way it performed in Bangladesh, its demand increased. New Delhi: There are just a few days left for the Indian Premier League (2021) season to resume. All the 8 franchises will soon advance their teams to the finals. However, there is still a cloud of doubt about the inclusion of foreign players in the teams. But in the meantime, a franchise has been associated with Australian fast bowler Nathan Ellis for the 14th season. Although the answer to what this franchise is has not been found yet.
According to cricket.com.au, there are a total of three franchises behind Ellis and on Thursday he signed one of them. However, the name of this franchise has not been disclosed yet. Cricket Australia will soon reveal which team Ellis is associated with.
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Ellis was not bought by any of the 8 teams at the auction. There was no one to bid for it. But, the way it performed in Bangladesh, its demand increased. The 26-year-old fast bowler took a hat-trick in his debut match. Following his performance, he has also been named in the list of Australia’s three reserve players for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup.
Ellis will now have a chance to show his flair in the biggest T20 league. If it performs well in UAE, it could get a decent price tag for the 2022 edition.
According to the report, all IPL franchises have been given a date of August 20 to include their teams, but the presence of some foreign players is still under question.
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Ellis is not the only replacement player to be a part of IPL this season. Many players are likely to stay away from the second half. There are 21 matches left to play in this season of IPL. On the one hand, players like David Warner, Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith have agreed to play, while Pat Cummins, Jay Richardson and Riley Meredith are likely to be out of the tournament.
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