According to a report in 9News early Tuesday morning, "Australian cricketers including David Warner and Steve Smith are now hoping to be flown home to India before borders shut."
In the 2020 edition of the league, Delhi Capitals was beaten by Mumbai Indians in the final at the Dubai Cricket Stadium.
Smith, who didn’t have a great season with the bat and also in leading the team, may struggle to get into the playing XI given the number of batsmen the last-year finalists have in their ranks.
Tom is delighted after being picked by Delhi Capitals in the auction and the all-rounder expressed his excitement to learn from Ponting during the IPL 2021.
This is the third time he is winning the prestigious medal. He was pipped by David Warner by one vote last year.
Apart from Smith, England's Moeen Ali, former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and Aussie Glenn Maxwell too have registered in the Rs 2 crore bracket.
Playing in his maiden Test series, Siraj grabbed 5 for 73 in the Australian second innings on Monday.
Washington kept Smith quiet for two overs and in the 13th delivery got him caught at short mid-wicket on Friday
The hosts are under fire for Paine's sledging and Smith's scuffing up the crease
Paine's captaincy has been questioned after he launched an ugly verbal tirade at India's Ravi Ashwin and Smith was accused of foul play after appearing to scuff up batsman Rishabh Pant's guard at the crease
"I have been quite shocked and disappointed by the reaction to this. It's something I do in games to visualise where we are bowling, how the batter is playing our bowlers and then out of habit I always mark centre," Smith said.
Having just managed to score only 10 runs in the first Two Tests, Smith roared back to form as his 131, single-handedly steered Australia to 338, their first innings total
Smith, who was batting on 130 and was in a mood to slog every ball in company of No.11 batsman Josh Hazlewood, couldn't beat a direct throw from Jadeja
The four-match series between India and Australia currently stands levelled at 1-1 and the third Test is slated to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 7.