IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad: Sherfane Rutherford to replace Jonny Bairstow at SRH

West Indies batsman Sherfane Rutherford has replaced Jonny Bairstow at SRH ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE. “The explosive Caribbean is now a Riser,” SRH said in a tweet post. Rutherford is in smashing at the Caribbean Premier League. He has already slammed three half-centuries in the ongoing season. SRH will be expecting him to fire at the top like Bairstow after a like-to-like replacement- a masterstroke!.

The development comes as England batsmen Jonny Bairstow, as well as Dawid Malan and Chris Woakes, pulled out of the IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE.

Earlier today, Punjab Kings announced that South African batsman Aiden Markram will replace England’s Dawid Malan.

“Markram will replace Dawid Malan who is taking some time off to be with his family before the T20 World Cup and the Ashes Series,” Punjab Kings said in a statement.

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.