IPL 2021: 3 In-form batsmen CSK can target as Josh Hazlewood's replacement

IPL 2021: 3 In-form batsmen CSK can target as Josh Hazlewood’s replacement

Instead of going for a like-to-like replacement, CSK might just go for a batsman as they lack a hard hitter.

2) Devon Conway

Devon Conway
Devon Conway. (Photo Souce: Getty Images)

Devon Conway has managed to impress one and all. Despite playing only 14 games for New Zealand, he has been hailed as the next big thing in New Zealand cricket. Many cricket pundits were shocked when he went unsold in the recently concluded IPL 2021 Auctions.

In his 11 T20I innings he has played, he has scored 6 fifties (two being 90+ scores) and has a batting average and strike rate of 59.12 and 151.12 respectively. Another important point to be noted is that he is a wicketkeeper, thus adding more positive points to his resume.

CSK has a golden opportunity to get Conway right now as a lot of teams would be targeting him as, when, and if their players get injured. Conway is ideal for CSK as he can bat at No.4 and be a backup gloveman. Besides, if he does manage to impress CSK’s management, he might be retained and could become CSK’s new regular keeper once MS Dhoni retires from IPL.