5. Suresh Raina

The veteran southpaw has played 205 IPL games and has scored 5528 runs at an average of 32.52. He is fourth on the list of the leading run-scorers in the history of the tournament and was number one for a long period of time. His contribution to the Chennai Super Kings has been incredible. The second name after MS Dhoni that comes to our mind of CSK is Suresh Raina.

4. Chris Lynn

The 31-year-old has played 230 T20s across all leagues and has 6140 runs to his name. He is a brand ambassador of the franchise cricket. He plays almost every T20 league in the world. He has made a name for himself and some of the IPL teams might think of drafting him as a replacement.

3. Aaron Finch

In T20Is, he has played 88 games and has scored 2686 runs at an average of 34.44. Finch also holds the record of the highest individual score by an Australian in T20Is. He is one of the few international batters who have registered two hundreds in the international T20s. There is no doubt that he will be one of the first-choice players for signing as a replacement.

2. Dawid Malan

His base price was 1.5 crores and getting a batter of his caliber for that amount of money is a splendid deal. Malan has scored 1239 runs in 36 T20Is at an incredible average of 41.3. Malan is a sound left-hand batter and is an effective player in the shortest format. Hopefully, we will see him in action if interestingly he will get signed as a replacement by any of the IPL team.

1. Martin Guptill

The 35-year-old has played 112 T20Is for New Zealand and has scored 3299 runs at an average of 32.66. He has two T20I hundreds to his name. Guptill’s contribution to the New Zealand cricket team has been precious. He has been a part of some beautiful memories to cherish for the New Zealand cricket team. Guptill has played various T20 leagues.