IPL 2021 Live Updates: Kulwant Khejroliya joins Delhi Capitals as Siddharth Manimaran’s replacement

The second leg of IPL 2021 will begin with a blockbuster clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and CSK.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 15 September 2021 7:06 pm

Welcome to the live blog of the latest IPL 2021 updates where we will bring to you all the latest happenings related to the Indian Premier League 2021. We are moving closer to the much-awaited return of the fourteenth edition of the cash-rich league. Stay tuned in to the IPL 2021 live blog to stay abreast of all the latest happenings around the tournament.

06:49 PM IST: Kulwant Khejroliya joins Delhi Capitals as Siddharth Manimaran's replacement

Big news coming in. He was already a part of the DC bio-bubble as a net bowler. Left-arm orthodox Siddharth has reportedly been ruled out of IPL 2021 due to an injury that has prompted the inclusion of left-arm pacer Khejroliya in the team. He has taken 17 wickets in 15 T20 matches at an average of 23.29. The 29-year-old bowler has represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2018 and IPL 2019 seasons, where he picked 3 wickets in 5 matches.

Meanwhile, Siddharth, who has sustained a quadriceps strain while training, is undergoing rehabilitation in Dubai. However, he will return to India after a few days where he will have to continue his treatment.

06:05 PM IST: David Warner out of quarantine

Meanwhile, David Warner has completed his quarantine and is out to train with the rest of his teammates.

05:50 PM IST: Latest update of players joining teams

-David Miller (RR)

-Tabraiz Shamsi  (RR)

- Quinton de Kock (MI)

The abovementioned players, all from South Africa, have joined their respective sides but will be available for selection only after completing their mandatory quarantine.

05:43 PM IST: DC's Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje arrive in UAE

Delhi Capitals' fast bowlers from South Africa- Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have arrived in UAE.

Here is what the franchise posted:

05:36 PM IST: Mujeeb ur Rahman yet to join SRH due to Visa issues, claim reports

A report by ANI confirms that Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman hasn't yet joined his franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad due to Visa issues. There is no certain date as to when he would be able to join the squad.

05:30 PM IST: RCB's Wanindu Hasaranga & Dushmantha Chameera land in UAE

RCB's new inclusions Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera have landed in UAE ahead of the season resumption.

Here is the official confirmation:

05:25 PM IST: Sam Curran lands in UAE but is all set to miss opening tie vs Mumbai Indians

This is because of the six-day mandatory quarantine rule which will see Curran quarantine till at least September 20. Thus, he will not be available for CSK's first game of the second half against Mumbai Indians.

05:20 PM IST: Fans set to be back in stadium after 89 matches

Huge news. First match since IPL 2019 final which will see fans in the stadium will be the MI-CSK match on September 19. Interestingly, the last was also between the same two teams which MI had won by 1 run to lift the ir fourth title. As many as 89 IPL matches have been played in between with no crowds. 

September 15, 05:19 PM IST: Just about 4 days to go for the MI- CSK clash in Dubai

02:00 PM IST: No quarantine for players coming from CPL

While it was more or less known, given that it was going to be a bubble to bubble transfer, a BCCI official has confirmed the same in an Inside Sport report.

September 14, 2021: 11:30 AM IST: RCB to wear Blue Jersey vs KKR on September 20

The gesture will be a tribute to the services of the frontline warriors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here is the official announcement:

07:00 PM IST: Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi reach UAE

As has been confirmed by a franchise official. They are undergoing quarantine.

September 13, 2021: Good noon. The big news is that Delhi Capitals have signed Ben Dwarshuis as a replacement for Chris Woakes

06:20 PM IST: Sachin Tendulkar to mentor Mumbai Indians in second phase of IPL 2021 in UAE

Confirmed, it is now.

03:20 PM IST: Sachin Tendulkar to join Mumbai Indians' camp in UAE?

That should be some happy news for the Mumbai Indians lovers

Here is what the franchise tweeted:

01:26 PM IST: Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj land in Dubai

While Rohit Sharma along with other Mumbai Indians teammates had already landed in UAE yesterday, Kohli and Siraj have landed in Dubai on Sunday. They will have to undergo mandatory 6 days quarantine before they can train with the team.

Here is the list of English commentators for UAE leg of IPL 2021:

Harsha Bhogle, Alan Wilkins, Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Bishop, Kevin Pietersen, Danny Morrison, Simon Doull, Matthew Hayden, Mpommie Mbangwa, Nick Knight, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Anjum Chopra, Deep Dasgupta, Murali Kartik.

And the Hindi list here:

Jatin Sapru, Suren Sundaram, Aakash Chopra, Nikhil Chopra, Tanya Purohit, Irfan Pathan, Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel and Kiran More

September 12, 2021: 7 days to the resumption of the cricketing festival

The biggest development overnight SunRisers Hyderabad include Sherfane Rutherford as replacement of Jonny Bairstow

06:30 PM IST: Withdrawals keeping in mind England's hectic schedule ahead

It is being reported that the withdrawals have been made keeping in mind England's hectic schedule ahead. The English players will not only play the T20 World Cup post the IPL but also have an Ashes series if everything goes as planned.

September 11, 05:05 PM IST: Punjab Kings have signed Aiden Markram as replacement of Dawid Malan for remainder of season

A rather strange turn of events but it has now been confirmed that the Punjab Kings have signed Aiden Markram as a replacement for Dawid Malan for the remainder of the IPL 2021 season.

10:27 AM IST: Delhi Capital's Steve Smith out of quarantine

September 8, 10:17 AM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad out of quarantine

The Orange Army conveyed the news in a social media post 14 hours ago. Check out the video:

03:05 PM IST: ABD is here in UAE

He joins the RCB camp in UAE.

02:30 PM IST: RCB players begin training after completing quarantine

That's it for today! Do join us tomorrow for another exciting day of action..

8:50 PM IST: Jonty Rhodes effect in Punjab side

6:00 PM IST: Punjab Kings begin their training in UAE

4:15 PM IST: Amit Mishra shows his batting skills in nets

3:35 PM IST: Jos Buttler welcomes his second child

It must be noted that the English cricketer will not take part in second half of IPL 2021 in UAE. RR have already announced Evin Lewis as his replacement.

Good Afternoon!

Closing the blog for now but don't worry if there is anything significant around IPL 2021 you know SportsTiger is the place to quench your curiosity. We will be back with more updates tomorrow. Stay tuned!

06:54 PM IST: Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen practice yorker bowling challenge

If you haven't come across this video yet, don't worry here it is

01:22 PM IST: Rajasthan Royals arrive in UAE

By the way, Rajasthan Royals did land in the UAE. The official update on their social media came around midnight (IST) but it is being learned that they landed earlier in the day.

Here is the social media post:

01: 15 PM IST: Avesh Khan takes off from Delhi

Delhi Capitals with an update a few mins ago

10:35 AM IST: Punjab Kings' Deepak Hooda working out in quarantine

Here is a picture shared by the franchise

That's it from here for now. But we will continue to bring you live updates tomorrow. Stay tuned with SportsTiger.

03:00 PM IST: Dinesh Karthik leaves UK, to join KKR camp in UAE

By the way, Dinesh Karthik has left UK and departed for the UAE to join the KKR camp.

Here is his tweet:

01:28 PM IST: Krunal Pandya prepping up for the season resumption

01:26 PM IST: Here is a Raina special from the training session

10:19 AM IST: Steve Smith has joined the Delhi Capitals camp in Dubai

Earlier, the Rajasthan Royals had confirmed Evin Lewis and Oshane Thomas as replacements for Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.

Big news to start the day. RCB all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the second-leg of IPL 2021 due to injury. Bengal cricketer Akashdeep Singh has been announced as his replacement. 

9:40 PM IST: Have a look at RCB's hotel in Dubai

9:15 PM IST: RCB have reached UAE

The franchise has landed in UAE after a long travel day and are set to begin their 6-day quarantine before getting back on the field for practice.

August 29, 2021- 12:45 PM: Royal Challengers Bangalore depart for UAE. The franchise took to social media to share the information.

12:00 AM IST: Dre Russ looks in destructive touch

KKR fans would be delighted after Andre Russell smashed a 14-ball fifty in match no. 3 of CPL 2021 on Friday. The all-rounder reached his half-century with an audacious shot off an attempted bouncer. Watch the video here.

9:45 PM IST: Some foot volley for CSK players

5:00 PM IST: Good news for CSK fans

3:30 PM IST: Dhawal Kulkarni with some catching practice

WATCH: MS Dhoni & Co. enjoy game of volleyball at beach in Dubai

3:00 PM IST: KKR are off to UAE

Good Afternoon!

It was an action packed day in world of IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings announcing the arrival of Tim Southee and Adil Rashid respectively for remainder of the season. With still a few slots left to be filled across various franchises, do join us tomorrow for all the live updates from latest replacements, team's travel and practice sessions in UAE. Until then, good night!

9:25 PM IST: Good news for KKR

Ahead of second phase of IPL 2021, there is some good news for Kolkata Knight Riders as Sunil Narine finishes with figures of 2/17 in 4 overs in first match of CPL 2021 for Trinbago Knight Riders. The mystery spinner looked in good rhythm and constantly troubled the opposition batsmen with his bowling.

7:40 PM IST: It's Deepak Chahar vs Karn Sharma in UAE

05:10 PM IST: Punjab Kings have signed Adil Rashid as a replacement for Jhye Richardson

Here is the official announcement:

03:19 PM IST: KKR include Tim Southee as a replacement for Pat Cummins

A report carried by Cricbuzz has confirmed the development.

01:31 PM IST: Meanwhile, RCB have announced their complete squad for the remainder of the season. Have a look:

11:32 AM IST: KKR players checked into a Mumbai hotel last night before their departure to UAE.

August 26, 2021, 11:25 AM IST: Good morning everyone. The Pandya brothers have reached UAE and will begin training with the Mumbai Indians after their quarantine.

That's all from this section for today. Tune in here tomorrow morning for more updates.

06:13 PM IST: Here is the confirmation of Shami's inclusion at RR

05:54 PM IST: Rajasthan Royals have also hinted at the signing of Tabraiz Shamsi which was earlier said to be a mere rumour.

Here is their Tweet:

05:45 PM IST: RCB have confirmed the signing of England all-rounder George Garton.

12:50 PM IST: Meanwhile, it is being learned that KKR will depart for Abu Dhabi on August 26 to begin their training for the second leg of IPL 2021. The overseas contingent will directly reach the venue after catering to their international commitments if any.

August 25, 2021, 10:05 AM IST: Good morning cricket lovers. The news going around in social media is that Rajasthan Royals have reportedly signed Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera for the second phase of IPL 2021. However, we can now confirm that it was fake news and there has been no official deal as such.

That's it from us tonight. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the latest updates.

06:40 PM IST: Here is the master MSD himself hitting a few balls out of the park

02:42 PM IST: Ishan Kishan replicates MS Dhoni's helicopter

Ishan Kishan was seen recreating MS Dhoni's helicopter shot at the nets. Will we see more of these during the season? Only time will tell but for now here is a look at the shot:

11:26 AM IST: From what we are learning 4 IPL franchises have reportedly finalised their squads whereas 4 remaining teams are still waiting for player replacements ahead of the season resumption next month. Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad have all players available.

August 24, 2021: 1 more day less to IPL 2021 resumption! 

That's it for today, stay tuned with SportsTiger for more!

07:15 PM IST: Zaheer Khan takes charges of training at MI

01:39 PM IST: Will we see Tendulkar playing for Mumbai Indians? Arjun Tendulkar, that is. The youngster seems eager to break into the XI although it wouldn't be that easy given the star-studded line up MI have.

August 23, 2021, 12:32 PM: Another day less to our countdown to IPL season resumption. Apart from all the signing that were confirmed, it is being reported that the Royal Challengers Bangalore have identified left-arm pacer George Garton as another player who they could include in their team for the remaining fixtures.

That's all, we had from today. Do join us tomorrow morning to stay connected!

04:48 PM: Have a look at Mumbai Indians new team room.

01:40 PM: Royal Challengers Bangalore players have assembled in Bengaluru to undergo their quarantine before heading to UAE for the remainder of the mega event. Notably, the side will depart from India on August 29.

01:18 PM: Player of Chennai Super Kings hit nets on Day 3 in Dubai.

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10:36 AM: In case, you haven't seen the game of RCB's new signing Tim David. Here you go!

What's up? RCB fans. Ee Sala Cup Namde :)

August 22, Sunday- 10:04 AM: Hello, guys! A happy Raksha Bandhan to all of you. Stay connected as we will keep bringing to you the updates from the IPL world.

That's it from all of us for the day which was full of action and drama. While Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore made some major announcements, one group of Delhi Capitals landed in UAE. Good Night! Wishing you all a very Happy Raksha Bandhan in advance. 

11:05 PM IST: Ben Stokes also likely to pull out of IPL 2021

After Jos Buttler pulled out of second phase of IPL 2021, there are reports which states that RR all-rounder Ben Stokes is also likely to withdraw his name for remainder of the season.

Notably, the 30-year-old had suffered a finger injury while playing for RR in first phase of IPL 2021 in India. Although he made his return on the field after a surgery, Stokes had pulled put of the ongoing Test series against Virat Kohli's side citing mental health issues.

10:40 PM IST: The Yellow Army - Reporting from UAE

9:00 PM IST: Hazlewood will be a great addition to CSK: KS Viswanathan

CSK CEO KS Viswanathan is delighted to have Josh Hazlewood back in the side for second half of IPL 2021. Reflecting on the same, he said, "BCCI has confirmed that players who were not available in the first phase can join the respective teams in the second phase if they are fit and available. Considering Hazlewood’s form, he will be a great addition to our team.”

Notably, Josh Hazlewood had pulled out of IPL 2021 in India and Jason Behrendroff had been announced as his replacement. With Hazlewood joining the side, CSK will have to release Behrendorff as a result.

8:05 PM IST: It's official - Phillips is new RR player

8:00 PM IST: Jos Buttler pulls out of UAE-leg

"Jos Buttler will not be part of the remainder of #IPL2021, as he and Louise are expecting a second child soon. We wish them well, and can't wait for the newest member of the #RoyalsFamily," Rajasthan Royals said in their statement on Twitter. 

Interestingly, RR posted a cheeky and cryptic tweet which more or less confirms that they have signed Kiwi player Glenn Phillips as Buttler's replacement. However, we might have to wait for an official confirmation regarding the same.

6:25 PM IST: CSK started the day with some football

4:45 PM IST: Mike Hesson will be RCB's coach 

After Simon Katich stepped down as coach of RCB due to personal reasons, the franchise has appointed Mike Hesson (who was the director of cricket operations) as the new coach for remainder of IPL 2021.

After the appointment, the Kiwi tweeted on Saturday, "Exciting 2nd half of the #IPL2021 it’s getting closer…..Looking forward to getting to UAE and continuing all the quality work that Simon and the @RCBTweets coaching team have put in with this talented playing group."

4:30 PM IST: RCB reveal their travel plans

After announcing their three new signings, Royal Challengers Bangalore have also revealed their travel plans for second phase of IPL 2021. The players will be assembling in Bengaluru today and they will leave for UAE on August 29, Sunday.

4:00 PM IST: Delhi Capitals have left for UAE

August 21, 2021: Some big news coming in from the RCB camp. Wanindu Hasaranga has joined the squad as a replacement for Adam Zampa. Moreover, Dushmantha Chameera and Tim David have been roped in as replacements for Daniel Sams and Finn Allen respectively.

In yet another big news, head coach Simon Katich has decided to step down from the position citing personal reasons and consequently, Mike Hesson, the Director of Cricket Operations at RCB, will step in for the coaching duties for the remainder of the season.

05:20 PM IST:  Meanwhile, the Sunrisers Hyderabad are set to leave for Dubai on September 1 to begin preparations for second phase of the tournament. It was a disappointing first half for them and they are placed at the bottom of the table with just a solitary win in seven matches.

August 20, 11:03 AM IST: A month to for the season resumption. CSK did begin their training as was reported yesterday and MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina were spotted at the nets for the first time before the tournament resumption. They will have a good few days to get into competition mode having not played any cricket since May.

04:05 PM IST: CSK is set to start training at ICC Academy, Dubai from Thursday. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians will begin their training at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi from Friday.

12:05 PM IST: Delhi Capitals will leave for UAE on Saturday. While Shreyas Iyer is already in the Middle East nation with his fitness coach, others will continue to join the squad after finishing their respective international commitments. It is being reported that the team will leave Delhi with their domestic players who are already placed in quarantine in the Indian capital.

Meanwhile, there is no final call on the captaincy yet. The owners will choose between Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant later.

11:26 AM IST: KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy and Kamlesh Nagarkoti will need to clear the mandatory fitness test at NCA before flying to UAE. However, in some respite, opener Shubman Gill has reportedly recovered from his shin pain and should be match-fit in time to play for their season resumption against RCB on September 20.

August 19. 10:40 AM IST: The big update this morning is that the IPL franchises find themselves in a spot of bother. This after the BCCI has set August 20 as the deadline for final squad submission. However, there is still uncertainty over the participation of some players.

"We have to submit the squad by August 20 but I can’t confirm whether all foreign players will be available. We are still in talks with some players. The good thing is that the T20 World Cup will be held in UAE and that gives us confidence that all players will be available but we are still waiting on some players’ final confirmation," a franchise official was quoted as saying in an Inside Sport report.

12:15 PM IST: BCCI is also "hopeful" of having the crowd back in the stadium for the remainder of IPL. That will be huge! The big positive is that a significant part of the UAE population has been vaccinated which can prompt the government to think in that area.

11:04 AM IST: The big news coming in this morning is that IPL 2021 is the last with 8 teams. The same has been confirmed by the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal. The board is working hard to make sure that the next season is a 10-team affair.

10:59 AM IST: Meanwhile, the franchises which had moved to UAE will be looking to complete their mandatory quarantine and start their training ahead of season resumption.

01:50 PM IST: The Australian players were earlier confirmed to be participating in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 and now Steve Smith has also corroborated the same.

August 17, 12:33 PM IST: The recent update surrounding the IPL is that Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi are set to be available for the remainder of the IPL 2021. Questions were being asked regarding their participation owing to the state of affairs in Afghanistan. However, the Sunrirsers Hyderabad have announced that the Afghans will be available.


11:50 PM IST: Kids and Airport = Cute Moments

10:20 PM IST: It's quite hot in UAE

8:45 PM IST: Raina begins training in quarantine

8:00 PM IST: Shreyas Iyer reaches UAE

The Delhi Capitals batsman, who had missed the first half of IPL 2021, has reached UAE to begin his preparations for next phase of the tournament. The 26-year-old posted an Instagram story from his hotel on Saturday with a caption, "View with heat waves for next 60 days."

4:50 PM IST: Relive MI's trip to Abu Dhabi in 1 minute

3:00 PM IST: CSK's CUBg squad 


As per reports, the second phase of IPL 2021 will have fans inside the stadiums in UAE. Notably, Emirates Cricket Board have been given the nod ahead by the concerned authorities.

Read More: Fans to be allowed inside stadiums during second phase of IPL 2021

2:00 PM IST: Want to win T20 World Cup?, Play IPL - Ricky Ponting

Former Australian cricketer and Delhi Capitals' head coach has backed Australian players to play in rescheduled IPL 2021. Ponting said that it will be ideal preparation for players for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

11:30 PM IST: Vanakkam again Dubai

9:55 PM IST: Raina gets a balcony

Since there were reports that Suresh Raina was unhappy during IPL 2020 because of no balcony in room, the first thing that Chinna Thala did on reaching UAE this year was to share the beautiful view from his balcony.

9:15 PM IST: CSK's Home Sweet Den!

The franchise have reached UAE and have set their base at Accor's Th8 Palm Hotel in Dubai.

8:05 PM IST: Thala is here!

8:00 PM IST: Touchdown for CSK in UAE

7:50 PM IST: MI confirms check-in update

As revealed by Ishan Kishan's Istagram story earlier, the franchise have also provided an official update about their check-in at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi.

6:10 PM IST: Hardik Pandya is out on UAE tour

5:00 PM: Ishan Kishan updates fans after reaching Abu Dhabi

1:10 PM: MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have also left for the United Arab Emirates. The team will set up its camp in Dubai on August 29.

1:00 PM: Mumbai Indians have left for UAE. The defending champions will have 1-month preparatory camp in Abu Dhabi. The MI players had already begun their preparations at the Jio Stadium within Reliance Corporate Park a few days ago.