Australian fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has signed up with the Chennai Super Kings as a replacement for compatriot Josh Hazlewood for the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Jason Behrendorff replaced Josh Hazlewood
Chennai Super Kings sign Jason Behrendorff as a replacement for Josh Hazlewood. The official website of the Indian Premier League confirmed the development.
Jason Behrendorff replaces Josh Hazlewood in Chennai Super Kings in #IPL2021
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 9, 2021
The left-arm quick has featured in 11 ODIs and seven T20Is so far. This is Behrendorff’s second IPL team, having represented Mumbai Indians in 2019 where he played five matches and picked as many wickets.
Josh Hazlewood Opt-Out from IPL 2021
Ahead of IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pacer Josh Hazlewood has pulled out of the season in order to spend some time with his family.
The 30-year-old played three games for CSK in the IPL last season when the tournament was staged in the UAE in late 2020.
“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.
Exclusive: Josh Hazlewood has withdrawn from his #IPL stint with @ChennaiIPL & hopes to be playing the #SheffieldShield final in a fortnight | @samuelfez https://t.co/y9ZcYGH6li pic.twitter.com/d3fcALQPyv
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 31, 2021
“We’ve got a big winter ahead. 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,” he had said.
Chennai Super Kings commence their VIVO IPL 2021 campaign with a match against Delhi Capitals on April 10, 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Also, check the full list of players to withdraw from IPL 2021