IPL 2021
CSK Hints Of An Australian Replacement For Josh Hazlewood
By CricShots - Apr 1, 2021 6:41 pm
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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) took to social media to give a teaser to their fans with a possible replacement for Josh Hazlewood, who recently decided not to take part in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The Australian bowler was expected to leave for India, but at the last minute,, he decided to pull out of the tournament and spend some time with his family. IPL 2021 is set to begin on April 9, and CSK plays their first match on April 10 against Delhi Capitals (DC).

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Josh Hazlewood played for CSK in IPL 2020

Taking to Twitter, CSK posted a photo of Hazlewood, and captioned it as, “Will be missing some Josh this #Summerof2021! Hoping for some aussome action soon in #Yellove! #WhistlePodu”.

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Fans were then seen questioning the meaning of the tweet, with some pointing out that the word “aussome” in the tweet could mean that a cricketer from Hazlewood’s native country Australia could be replacing him. One of the fans wrote: “Another Australian coming as a replacement? @ChennaiIPL Hint – ‘Aussome’ soon in yellow.”

Meanwhile, many fans asked the club to sign England’s Mark Wood as a replacement. Here are the other reactions from fans on Twitter:

Hazlewood is not the first cricketer this year to have pulled out from IPL 2021. Earlier on Wednesday, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) all-rounder Mitchell Marsh announced that he will be not be taking part in the also pulled out of IPL 2021. Meanwhile, even Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) Joshua Phillipe has pulled out, citing personal reasons.

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Last season, Hazlewood played only three matches for CSK, and in IPL 2021, he would be competing with the likes of Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Lungi Ngidi and Dwayne Bravo for a place in the playing XI.