Ever since CSK‘s Raina had pulle dout of IPL; speculations continue about his replacement. Though it is for sure that finding Raina’s replacement will not be a cakewalk for Super Kings; but they will certainly try to fill the gap. Let’s take a look at three potential players; who can replace Suresh Raina at Chennai.
#3: Manoj Tiwary
The experienced guy- Manoj Tiwary could be a likely option for Chennai to replace Raina. In 98 IPL matches, Manoj has scored 1,695 runs with a decent strike-rate of 116.98 at an average of 28.73.
He has played IPL since its inception. His best season in IPL was in 2011; when he scored 359 runs at an average of 51. In the last two years of IPL Tiwary wasn’t picked by any team. He scored maiden triple century(303 runs); recently (In January) in Ranji Trophy.
#2: Rohan Kadam
The one player in our squad; who will not be addition to CSK’s ‘Daddy’s Army.’The name Rohan Kadam is heard less; but he’s a great player; perhaps you could call him an underrated player.
The left-handed batsman was the highest run scorer in 2018/19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He had scored 536 runs in 12 matches; with an average of 53.6 and a strike rate of 129. He hitted a massive 63 fours and 14 sixes in that season. If we talk about over-all figures; then he has played 20 T20s and scored; 794 runs.
He would be great addition to CSK’s top-order; if CSK chooses him.
#1: Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan was unsold in this season’s IPL. The main reason could be his poor performances last season. But do not count this hard-hitting player out. If in form he can single-handedly win matches for his team. In fact he has scored second-fastest fifty in IPL history. He has scored that fifty in just 15 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Baroda cricketer has scored a total of; 3,204 runs at a strike-rate of 142.97 in 174 IPL matches. It includes 13 half-centuries and a century. He also has 42 scalps in IPL under his name.
These stats make Yusuf a serious contender to replace Raina at CSK.
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