With the Indian Premier League all set to start today, MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings has been in news lately. The Chennai-based franchise recently announced the replacement of Josh Hazlewood after the latter pulled out of the tournament citing COVID-19 as the main reason. The new signing is none other than his compatriot Jason Behrendorff. However, a big update was released from the camp on the availability of two overseas
Behrendorff won’t be available for first two games
Although Behrendorff will replace compatriot Hazlewood after the latter pulled out days prior to the start of the tournament, he will not be available for selection for the first two matches owing to the mandatory quarantine requirements. In addition, South Africa’s Lungi Ngidi also won’t feature in their first match after joining the team late owing to his international commitments. This suggests that the MS Dhoni-led side may feature both Sam Curran and Dwayne Bravo in their XI at least for the first game.
Jason Behrendorff will not be available for Chennai Super Kings for the first two games. CSK will be without Lungi Ngidi and Behrendorff in the first game.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 9, 2021