IPL 2021: 5 Players who can replace Josh Hazlewood in CSK

IPL 2021: 5 Players who can replace Josh Hazlewood in CSK

Josh Hazlewood has pulled out of IPL 2021.

4. Sheldon Cottrell

Sheldon Cottrell featured for Punjab in IPL 2020.
Sheldon Cottrell. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Sheldon Cottrell became a popular name in the world of cricket during the 2019 World Cup. The left-arm pacer has a slinging action which allows him to generate more pace. For a team that is heavily dependent on spin bowling, the inclusion of Sheldon Cottrell can boost the pace department. Maybe, he might get an opportunity to replace Josh in the CSK squad as both have the same ability to generate pace. 

Sheldon has been part of 35 ODIs so far. In those 35 games, he has picked up 49 wickets with a good economy rate of 5.88. Apart from that, he has a T20I economy rate of 7.9. With 37 wickets in 30 games, he is the strike bowler of the West Indies team. Last year, he was a part of the KXIP bowling lineup that made a stellar comeback.

However, Sheldon was taken into the stands by Rahul Tewatia. In an over, he smashed him for 5 sixes, which turned the game on its head. In six IPL games, Sheldon has picked up six wickets with an economy rate of 8.8. If he gets more opportunity to play, he might perform well, and that is possible under Dhoni’s leadership.