3 Bowlers who can replace Deepak Chahar in CSK for IPL 2022: The four times IPL champions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have suffered a bump ahead of the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season fifteen. The franchise’s INR 14 Crores pick, Deepak Chahar is likely to miss out on the majority of the season fifteen due to an injury.
Deepak Chahar has suffered a quadricep tear while bowling in the final T20I fixture against West Indies in Kolkata. The pacer was seen wobbling up as he took his run-up to deliver the final ball of his second over. He was later attended by the Indian physio and soon after the comprehensive scans were revealed, he was ruled out of following India vs Sri Lanka T20I series.
As per the experts and various reports, Chahar is certain to miss the majority portion of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 as his injury is believed to take several weeks to heal.
As of now, Deepak Chahar is undergoing an intense rehab program in the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Bangalore to retain his fitness. The medical team at the NCA is assisting the pacer in his recovery.
It is noteworthy that Deepak Chahar was the costliest player for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL 2022. The player went as high as INR 14 Crores as CSK several fierce bidding battles against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC) during the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
Interestingly, CSK had never spent more than INR 10 Crores in the purchase of players at the auction table, however, the trend was reversed in 2022 as CSK was determined to get back their key pacer Deepak Chahar during the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
It would be a huge setback for the reigning champions if Chahar becomes unavailable for the entire IPL 2022. However, it is too early to predict anything on that front, as CSK is still awaiting a complete report on the fitness standards of Deepak Chahar from the NCA.
Meanwhile, we will lead you through the top 3 Bowlers who can replace Deepak Chahar in CSK for IPL 2022, if gets ruled out.
3 Bowlers who can replace Deepak Chahar in CSK for IPL 2022:
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) can opt for the experience of seasoned pacer Ishant Sharma as a replacement for Deepak Chahar in the IPL 2022.
The yellow brigade has often relied on their experienced campaigner to win matches and IPL trophies as well. CSK has the knack of bringing out the best from its players, no matter how old or young they are. The purchase of all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is a testimony to CSK’s successful philosophy to retain experienced players.
Owing to the same philosophy, Ishant Sharma could be the next target of CSK if Deepak Chahar becomes unavailable for the IPL 2022.
The former Delhi Capitals (DC) pacer, Ishant Sharma, has picked 76 wickets in 93 IPL matches for his previous IPL franchises. He remained under a decent economy and can bowl the initial overs of the powerplay.
Former Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer, Dhawal Kulkarni, is the most probable guy to get picked as the replacement for Deepak Chahar in the IPL 2022.
Dhawal has a rich experience playing cricket in Mumbai. With the majority of IPL 2022 games being staged in Mumbai, Dhawal will have an edge over other pacers.
It’s important to note that, three prominent stadiums in Mumbai – Wankhede Stadium, DY Patil Stadium and Brabourne Stadium – will host as many as 55 IPL league games.
As far as his IPL stats are concerned, Dhawal Kulkarni has been able to scalp 86 IPL wickets in 92 games.
Further, his ability to swing the leather both ways in the initial overs makes him the perfect replacement for Deepak Chahar.
Tamil Nadu fast bowler Sandeep Warrier is another probable option to go with, for Chennai Super Kings. The pacer has the knack of making the deliveries move both ways and trouble the batsman. Moreover, he can extract ample bounce off the surface to deceive the batter.
Owing to his sensational skillset, Sandeep Warrier has notched up various match-winning performances for his home state.
Though he has nothing to fancy as his IPL record, the pacer has scalped 59 T20 wickets from 63 matches with a pretty decent economy. He has featured for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL previously.