The signing of Jason Behrendorff by the top-notch franchise Chennai Super Kings as a replacement for Josh Hazlewood has left the cricket world and its enthusiasts astonished. The fourteenth edition of the Indian Premier League this year has already aroused much excitement among people concerning the various signings of players by the eight teams. As the teams were looking for young, dynamic, and talented cricketers in this year’s auction, there have been some record-breaking signings in this cash-rich tournament.
Chennai Super Kings Sign Jason Behrendorff
In this fourteenth edition of the VIVO IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings have stunned the cricket community by signing Jason Behrendorff in place of the world-class Aussie bowler Josh Hazlewood. Jason, who is also an Australian fast bowler, has been quite successful in both domestic and international cricket. He is most notably known for his top-class performance in test cricket. This year it is going to be his second spell, the first season being under the Mumbai Indians. The left-arm fast bowler represented them in 2019 and played in five matches where he picked up quite a number of wickets.
What Happened To Josh Hazlewood?
It has been reported that Josh Hazlewood backed out of this year’s IPL as he wanted to spend time with his family. He conveyed his decision of staying home and spending quality time with his family quite a while ago before the IPL-bound players from Australia were departing for India. Josh Hazlewood is a well-regarded right-arm fast-medium bowler who has been a valuable player of the Australian cricket team. Due to his style of bowling, he is often compared to the legendary pace bowler Glenn McGrath. His performance in ODIs and T20s has been outstanding. Media reports have quoted him saying that “it has been ten long months spending time inside bubbles and in quarantine. Thus, he needs a little rest from the games and needs to spend time at home with his family before getting back on the ground.
Chennai Super Kings will begin their title race with their first match against Delhi Capitals on April 10, Saturday at the Wankhede stadium.