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.
by Vinay Author
Published - Nov 14, 2019 12:40 pm | Updated - Nov 14, 2019 12:40 pm
2. Glenn Phillips
New Zealand’s 22-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, Glenn Phillips will prove to be a hot commodity in the 2020 IPL auction as he had drawn everyone’s attention towards him during the Caribbean Premier League.
Playing for the Jamaica Tallawahs, the East London-born player had scored 374 runs in just 10 matches at a fantastic average of 37.40. He had a strike rate of 144.96 while he even smashed 42 fours and 15 maximums in the tourney. Philips is a T20 specialist and the fact that the right-handed batsman has struck two centuries in the shortest form of the game solidifies the aforementioned statement.
Unlike Alex Carey, Phillips will be on the wish-list of many franchises thus, Chennai Super Kings will find it tough to buy him in the auction. The fans can expect Philips to emerge as one of the costliest overseas purchases of this year’s auction.