IPL 2023: 3 players who can replace Jhye Richardson in Mumbai Indians squad

Jhye Richardson was earlier ruled out of the IPL as a precautionary measure after he had undergone hamstring surgery.

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Chris Jordan, Adam Milne and Riley Meredith. (Photo Source: Twitter, Joe Allison/Getty Images and Steve Bell/Getty Images)

The most successful franchise of the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians have faced a huge dent in the bowling department following Jhye Richardson's injury. Purchased for a sum of 1.5 crores at the mini-auction, a hamstring injury has led to his exit from the tournament.

A player with an astute capability to swing the ball at a good pace, Jhye Richardson is a bowler with great potential. Making a mark with his performance, he has been a rising star among the quicks in Australia. He has also been an integral part of the Perth Scorchers' squad in their victories in the Big Bash League. Yet, injuries have hindered the Murdoch-born fast bowler's run.

Earlier this year, a severe hamstring trouble had him pull out of the BBL. It further did not allow him from playing the Marsh Cup and Sheffield Shield games as well. It also incapacitated Richardson from playing in India and is likely to prevent him from taking part in the upcoming Ashes in England. Being bought by Mumbai for the 2023 season, he was expected to take charge of the bowling front, alongside Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah. With his absence creating a gap that is to be packed with an overseas fast bowler, the MI management will be looking out for someone who can be as good as Jhye Richardson.

Here are three players who can replace Jhye Richardson in the MI squad:

1. Chris Jordan

A belligerent right-arm quick, Chris Jordan has been a regular name in the franchise circuit. Having an aptitude to bowl anywhere in the innings, Jordan can be a productive replacement for Richardson. His ability to be a handy tailender has also been well noted.

The Barbados-born player has grabbed 315 wickets at an economy of 8.88 in the T20 vocation. Having a flock of variations, Jordan can be a good wicket-taking option. To add to that, his shrewd fielding capability makes him a wanted player.

Being a versatile fast bowler, Chris Jordan can not only be a good replacement for Richardson but can also be a backup for Jofra Archer, in terms of experience. Being a T20 parcel, Jordan can be considered to fill in the gap ahead of the upcoming season.

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