As IPL is about to start from April 9. There are a few players who will not be part of the opening games of IPL due to their national duties. All of them are an important part of their respective franchises but their national duty will take precedence over their IPL.

Quint de Kock from Mumbai Indians, Kagiso Rabada from the Delhi capitals, Anrich nortje from the Delhi capitals, David miller from the Rajasthan royals will be likely to miss the initial matches of IPL.

All of them are part of the South african team. These players have crucial roles to play in the IPL. They will be missed badly by the IPL fans especially players Kagiso rabada and Anrich nortje who have played a significant role in taking the Delhi capital to the final. They took a total of 52 wickets together.

As South Africa is going to Pakistan to play the three match ODI series. These players are part of the squad. It is not possible for them to play in IPL as long as they are in Pakistan.

Once they complete their series there, they will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine in India to minimise the risk of Corona virus which will further push them to miss more matches.

However, IPL franchises have the option to avail the bubble to bubble arrangement to bring the players back without requiring to undergo a week-long quarantine. It is upto the franchise to take final call on this implaementinhg this arrangement where players will be directly brought back from the Pakistan in a chartered flight.

South Africa will play the first ODI on 2 April and second ODI will be played on 4 April and the last match will be played on 7 April before players can be allowed to join the IPL.

Ngidi will have to follow the same guidelines as others and will be put in quarantine once he arrives. Therefore he will not be available for selection for the opening game,” Vishwanathan said.

IPL 2021 DC squad:

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings

IPL 2021 CSK squad:

MS Dhoni (C and WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R. Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Harisankar Reddy, Bhagvath Varma and Cheteshwar Pujara