Disappointing news for the CSK fans as the New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson is likely to miss the entire IPL due to a back injury. Kyle Jamieson is one of the finest performers in international cricket and has done quite well in the domestic circuit as well. The right-arm pacer has taken 72 wickets after getting featured in 16 matches in the longest format of the game. Following that, the 28-year-old has been decent in the One-day format, scalping 11 wickets in 8 games that he played for his side. However, Chennai Super Kings roped the Kiwi pacer at his base price of INR 1 Crore. Let us have a look at the five players who might replace Kyle Jamieson in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League.
Chennai Super Kings roped the New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson at his base price of INR 1 Crore. After his unavailability, the CSK management will look to find a replacement before the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League starts. In that case, one of the rising stars from South Africa, Gerald Coetzee would be a good pick for CSK as the latter has taken 20 wickets in 12 List-A games at an economy of well under 6. Joburg Super Kings roped the right-arm pacer as he fulfilled the reputation of the franchise by picking 17 wickets in nine games he played.
The Australian pacer Riley Meredith has been one of the well-known names when it comes to the shortest format of the game. The right-arm pacer has made his appearance in 77 games in T20 cricket where he scaled 100 wickets with an economy rate of 8.33. He has also featured in the Indian Premier League where he played 13 games and got 12 wickets under his belt. Moreover, the 26-year-old has been in phenomenal form in the previous edition of the Big Bash League. He scalped 21 wickets for Hobart Hurricanes after getting featured in 14 games at an economy of just above 8. Considering his recent form, he will be a good pick for CSK in place of Kyle Jamieson.
Another pacer bowling option for Chennai Super Kings is none other than Adam Milne who is also from New Zealand. The right-arm pacer has already played with CSK in the previous season and was ruled out due to an injury. However, the absence of Kyle Jamieson might give him one more chance to don the yellow jersey and can get more learnings from one of the best skippers, MS Dhoni. Adam Milne went unsold in the IPL 2023 mini-auction and might be roped by the Chennai Super Kings for the upcoming season.
The skipper of Sri Lanka, Dasun Shanaka has been a consistent performer for his side in all forms of limited-overs games. The right-handed all-rounder has featured in 85 T20Is where he amassed 1328 runs at a strike rate of well above 120s. Dasun Shanaka has the ability to bowl in crucial situations which we witnessed during the T20I series between India and Sri Lanka. Apart from his bowling, Dasun Shanaka is also a good finisher of the game as he can go right from the first ball he faces. Not only he can replace Kyle Jamieson, but Dasun Shanaka can also fulfil the role of an all-rounder along with Ravindra Jadeja and Ben Stokes.
Another Australian bowler who comes on the list is none other than Andrew Tye. The Australian pacer has taken the cricket world by storm after his prominent performance in the recently concluded Big Bash League. Featuring for Perth Scorchers, the right-arm bowler got 26 wickets in 16 matches and has an economy of 8.45 and helped his side to clinch the BBL title for the fifth time in the history of the league. As CSK always looks to rope senior players, the 36-year-old will be a great option who is in phenomenal form and has a lot of experience in his pocket.