IPL: 3 Players who can replace Sam Billings at Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Since Billings’ release has opened up a crucial overseas spot in the Chennai squad, the team management will try to buy a like-for-like replacement for the Kent-based player.
Updated - Nov 14, 2019 12:40 pm
With the trade window for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League closing soon, the franchises have made several important announcements in the past few days. Apart from the trades that took place, the reports also emerged that the franchises have all but finalized their list of players whom they wish to release before the auction.
While there is still some time left for the deadline, the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings – CSK have announced the release of the English wicketkeeper-batsman, Sam Billings from their squad. The 28-year-old from England had played only one match for Chennai in IPL 2019 as MS Dhoni’s presence and his fitness issues kept him out of the playing XI.
Since Billings’ release has opened up a crucial overseas spot in the Chennai squad, the team management will try to buy a like-for-like replacement for the Kent-based player. Here are the 3 players who replace him in CSK’s squad for IPL 2020.
1. Alex Carey
Australian wicketkeeper-batsman, Alex Carey has become the team’s first-choice wicketkeeper in the limited-overs fixtures. He has played 25 T20Is for Australia, scoring 125 runs at a strike rate of 123.74.
The Loxton-born player has smashed 10 fours and 4 sixes in his brief international career. Carey also has an impressive record in the T20 format where he has aggregated 1,182 runs in 60 games at an impressive average of 31.10.
Since he is the vice-captain of the Australian side, the 28-year-old can even help the Chennai Super Kings’ think tank in taking some decisions. Besides, not many franchises would after him in the auction hence, Chennai could steal the left-handed batsman at a cheap price.