Punjab Kings' David Malan and SunRisers Hyderabad's Jonny Bairstow have pulled out of the IPL 2021 ahead of the resumption of the 14th edition of the season and the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Punjab Kings on Saturday announced that South African batsman Aiden Markram will replace England's Dawid Malan for the remainder of the Indian Premier League.
"Markram will replace Dawid Malan who is taking some time off to be with his family before the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and the Ashes Series," PBKS said in a statement.
Jonny Bairstow too will miss plying his trade for SunRisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021 and the same was confirmed by sources in the team management.
"Bairstow will not be available for the remaining IPL this season. We are working on finding a suitable replacement," the source said.
Last month, PBKS had signed Australian fast bowler Nathan Ellis for Riley Meredith. The side has also picked England leg-spinner, Adil Rashid, to replace Jhye Richardson.
Also, KKR brought Tim Southee on board. The veteran New Zealand pacer will be a replacement for Australia's Pat Cummins. RCB has also brought in Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga as a replacement for Australia's Adam Zampa
The 14th season of the cash-rich league which was postponed in May this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic will resume on September 19 in Dubai with a blockbuster clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.