IPL2021: CSK signs up Jason Behrendorff for the replacement of Josh Hazelwood.
Chennai Super Kings, one of the most successful franchises in the IPL history has signed up Australian Pacer Jason Behrendroff in place of another Australian quick Josh Hazelwood for the IPL2021.
Josh Hazelwood who has pulled his name a week ago from the cash-rich event Indian Premier League.
Hazelwood gave the reason for pulling his name as ‘Bio-Bubble Fatigue.’
Jason Behrendroff, the left-arm has featured in 11 ODIs and 7 T20Is so far for the Australian cricket team. He scalped 16 wickets in ODIs and 7 wickets in T2I0Is.
Behrendroff plays with Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League (BBL). He scalped 70 wickets from 59 games in the BBL for Perth Scorchers.
Jason Behrendroff made his IPL debut in the year 20219 with Mumbai Indians (MI). He played 5 matches for Mumbai Indians and bagged as many wickets.
Behrendroff expected to arrive in India next week to play IPL2021. Jason Behrendroff currently playing in Australia’s Marsh One-Day Cup for Western Australia.
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The Marsh One-Day Cup final is scheduled to take place on 11 April. Western Australia and New South Wales will face off in the final of the Marsh One-Day Cup.
“Looking at the options available we felt Behrendorff would be ideal. He has the ability to move the ball both ways, can be quick and is left-arm.” Chennai Super Kings CEO KS Viswanathan said.
Josh Hazelwood’s opted out from the IPL2021 a week ago from the start was the big blow for the CSK. Hazelwood became the third Australian player to pulled out his name from the upcoming edition of the IPL. Josh Philippe and Mitchell Marsh are the other two players who have pulled out from the upcoming edition of the IPL.
“It’s been a long 10 months in bubbles and quarantine at different times, so I decided to have a rest from cricket and spend some time at home and in Australia in the next two months. We’ve got a big winter ahead too. The West Indies is going to be a long tour, with Bangladesh (T20 tour) potentially thrown on the end of that.” Hazelwood said as quoted by cricket.com.au.
“Then potentially the T20 World Cup leading into the Ashes, so it’s a big 12 months, as it always is with Australia, and I want to give myself the best chance to be mentally and physically ready for that. That’s the decision I’ve made, and it sits pretty well with me,” Josh Hazelwood further said.
Josh Hazelwood has played 3 games in the IPL and has taken just one wicket for the Chennai Super Kings.