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IPL: CSK caught off guard with Hazlewood pull-out | Cricket News – Times of India


CHENNAI: Chennai Super Kings‘ Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood grew to become the newest participant to drag out of the upcoming IPL on Wednesday. The 30-yr-previous pacer cited bubble fatigue as a cause behind his choice as he needs to maintain himself recent for a busy worldwide season with Australia, which incorporates the Ashes and the T20 World Cup later this yr.
CSK have not determined to call a alternative but for Hazlewood. It should be famous that the franchise did not search replacements final season after Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh pulled out of the event attributable to private causes. “It is a sudden development and we were not prepared for it. We will look at various options before arriving at a decision. But we have our bases covered. So if the team management feels we don’t need a replacement, we might not seek one,” a senior CSK official advised TOI on Thursday.

Hazlewood, who grew to become the third Australian participant after Mitchell Marsh and Josh Philippe to withdraw from IPL, was alleged to journey to the nation with Australia’s different IPL-sure gamers on Thursday. However, having spent six months in varied bio-bubbles from final July to January this yr, the pacer determined to take a break from cricket.

“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,” Hazlewood was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “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. 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,” he added.
Even although Hazlewood performed simply three video games for CSK within the 2020 IPL, his withdrawal will weaken the CSK tempo assault as they are going to be with out Lungi Ngidi within the first recreation. The South African will solely be a part of the IPL franchise on April 5 after enjoying within the first two ODIs towards Pakistan. Under the circumstances, medium-pacers Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo and Sam Curran would be the different choices for Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Fit-again Jadeja joins CSK squad:
There can be some excellent news for CSK. A match-once more Ravindra Jadeja began coaching with the CSK squad on Thursday after finishing his quarantine. The allrounder was out of motion for 3 months after sustaining a thumb harm in the course of the third Test match between India and Australia in January earlier this yr.

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