Josh Hazelwood, Australian fast bowler has withdrawn from the IPL 2021 due to physical and mental reasons. In his recent interview with Australia media , he said that” I was in the bio bubble for more than 10 months and quarantined at different times, so I decided to have a rest from cricket and spend some time in Australia in the next two months’.
Let’s look at the possible options for replacement in this article for CSK
CSK is one of the strong teams which believed in their core Indian Strength and mostly their foreign fast bowlers did not shine at their peak, there were many players who had one good season and later they faded away.For example, in the past experience of CSK, if we say any star overseas fast bowler most of the CSK fans would tell the name tall left arm fast bowler Doug Bollinger. After that there are some few names who had few good matches like Ben Hilifanous and Dirk Nannes .
Tim Southee is an extraordinary player, who has enough experience in this format . Also, he played for CSK Team in the year 2011 , but he did not have a good season with the ball .But CSK management always trust and experience . Also , he is playing all the international T20 matches recently and has enough game time in the field . So my first choice would be Southee who can contribute with batting as well in the lower order.
He is the speedster and recent sensation of India after his terrific performances in his recent T20 series with India.He will be the next option for the Team since they were playing first five games in the Mumbai Pitches which favours the fast bowling .He was also the part of CSK Championship year in 2018, later he was released by the management and now he is much improved cricketer with his skills.
Jason Benahrendoff is the other option , he is the fast bowler from Australia who already has experience in Mumbai Indians Team .He might one of the strong player who has the capacity to replace Josh in the squad
He is the Australian Fast bowler who has the ability to replace Hazelwood in the squad and also unsold in IPL 2021.
He is an exciting option , a New Zealand left arm fast bowler had some enough experience in the Mumbai camp, but unfortunately he was unsold in IPL 2021 , Csk only have Sam curran as the left arm fast bowling option , if they want to invest in one more left arm fast bowler . He will be the right choice .
Here are some list of few players who might be the options outside the radar
- Adhil Rashid (Back up for Imran Tahir)
- Alzarri Joseph( West Indies Fast bowler )
- Sheldon Cottrell (West Indies)
- Matt Hendry (New Zealand Fast Bowler)
- Isuru Udana (Srilankan Fast Bowler)
- Reece Topley(England Tall Fast Bowler)