The sixteenth edition of the Indian Premier League will go all guns blazing from March 31 onwards. The defending champions, Gujarat Titans will cross swords with Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Chennai Super Kings ran through a bad phase in the previous edition. They totally lost the plot in certain areas which led to their downfall.
As the games progressed, their performances turned worse before finishing 9th on the points table. It was one of those rare occasions when they failed to qualify for the playoffs. However, they will be looking forward to making a comeback in the forthcoming season of the IPL. In fact, they have signed the apt players that fit their bill.
Case in point, New Zealand international Kyle Jamieson is unlikely to feature for Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming season owing to a back injury. Chennai Super Kings recruited the services of the pacer for INR 1 crore. He hogged the limelight when Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased him for INR 15 crore at the IPL 2021 auction.
Kyle Jamieson took 9 wickets in 9 appearances for RCB and failed to justify his price tag. He also opted out of the IPL 2022 season to spend more time at home as he wanted some space to prepare for a national comeback across formats. Meanwhile, Jamieson was out of action due to a back injury since June 2022. Now, let’s take a look at 5 players who can replace him in CSK for IPL 2023.
5. Gerald Coetzee
South Africa are known for their reputation of producing top-notch fast bowlers. The cricket fraternity has witnessed several pacers making a name for themselves in competitive cricket. Meanwhile, Gerald Coetzee is a promising talent from South Africa.
Having featured in 12 List-A games, he made an impact by taking 20 wickets to his name at an impressive economy of 5.20. He has also been statistically good in the shortest format of the game. The 22-year-old took 54 wickets in 38 games at an economy of 7.83.
In fact, he plays for CSK’s sister franchise, Joburg Super Kings in South Africa’s premier T20 competition, SA20. Having taken 17 wickets in just nine appearances at an economy of 8.07 in SA20, he could be a compelling addition to CSK’s bowling unit.