IPL 2021: Lungi Ngidi Will Fill Josh Hazlewood’s Void, Chennai Super Kings Look “Fairly Strong”, Says Brad Hogg | Cricket Newsnewstolive - April 1, 2021 63 0 COMMENTS
Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg on Thursday mentioned that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) don’t want to fret about Josh Hazlewood pulling out of this 12 months’s Indian Premier League (IPL) as additionally they have Lungi Ngidi of their squad. Hazlewood determined to tug out of this 12 months’s IPL citing bubble fatigue and he additionally mentioned that he desires to spend extra time together with his household. “CSK had a brilliant bowling line up with Hazlewood in it, but one man doesn’t make a team, Ngidi will fill that void with the Australian pulling out. #CSK looking fairly strong this year. #IPL2021,” tweeted Hogg.
Hazlewood was set to depart for India with Australia’s IPL-bound gamers right this moment, however the pacer has determined to present this 12 months’s IPL a miss to be able to spend a while together with his household.
“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. 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,” cricket.com.au quoted Hazlewood as saying.
“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.
Hazlewood had performed simply three video games for CSK in IPL 2020 and this 12 months, he would have been competing with Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Lungi Ngidi and Dwayne Bravo for a spot within the enjoying XI.
IPL 2021 is slated to begin on April 9 with Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) locking horns within the match opener. CSK will play its first match on April 10 towards Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Dhoni has led CSK to IPL title thrice (2010, 2011, and 2018). The franchise had completed on the seventh spot final season and it was the primary time, that the facet didn’t qualify for the playoffs.
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