The star England all-rounder Sam Curran who represents Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) won’t be available for selection in the first game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 UAE leg.
Notably, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will kick off their UAE leg of the IPL 2021 with a battle against defending champions Mumbai Indians on September 19.
Meanwhile, Sam Curran was part of the England vs India 5-match Test series which recently ended after the cancellation of the 5th Test match.
Meanwhile, the English all-rounder landed in UAE on Wednesday (September 15) morning. Now he will have to complete the mandatory quarantine period before he starts training with his teammates.
As per the protocols, those coming from the United Kingdom will have to quarantine themselves for 6 days. During this period players will have several COVID-19 tests and once they clear everything they are allowed to join their respective Franchises.
In this article, we will have a look at three players who can replace Sam Curran in the Chennai Super Kings lineup.
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Mitchell Santner is a left-handed batsman and left-arm spinner who plays for the New Zealand national cricket team. Santner was bought by Chennai Super Kings when he was ranked as World’s number 1 T20I bowler for just INR 50 lacs.
Which made him one of the most economical buys for CSK in the history of the tournament. So far he hasn’t done much in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Santner has picked 6 wickets in 126 balls at an average of 24.50 economy of 7.00 and strike rate of 21.00.
Mitchell Santner will be a great option for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to add to the playing XI in the absence of the English all-rounder Sam Curran. His slow left-arm deliveries might turn to be very effective in the slow United Arab Emirates tracks.
Not only this Mitchell Santner is also a decent batsman. He can contribute crucial runs for the MS Dhoni-led franchise in the lower order that too with a decent strike rate.