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CSK Announced Replacement of Lungi Ngidi

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As we earlier reported that English fast bowler David Willey opted out from IPL 2019 because his wife is giving birth to their second child. Before it South African Right-handed fast bowler Lungi Ngidi ruled out of IPL 2019 due to side strain injury. Ahead of the world cup Lungi Ngidi will be going through a rehabilitation process. CSK bought him before the IPL 2018. He played a big part of defending champion CSK in IPL 2018. In last season of IPL he played 7 matches and clinched 11 wickets with the best of 4/10.

In a recent interview CSK’s CEO KS Viswanathan said that “Ngidi will be missed. We are in the process of identifying a replacement,”

CSK feel in a pinched in absence of Lungi Ngidi but now they found an alternative of him. They announced New Zealand player Scott Kuggeleijn as a replacement of Lungi Ngidi.

Scott Kuggeleijn is a genuine pace-bowling all-rounder who can bowl at the speed of lower 140s consistently. In April 2017 he was the named in New Zealand’s twenty squad for T-20i against Sri Lanka. He played four T-20i matches and scored 57 runs with strike rate of 237.5 and clinched 2 wickets. In 2016-17 Ford Trophy, he took the most wickets in the tournament, with 17 dismissals in 9 matches he was nominated as the player of the tournament.

CSK Announced Replacement of Lungi Ngidi
CSK Announced Replacement of Lungi Ngidi (pic source : newsroom)

Defending IPL champions tweets

“The answers to every super fan’s question in the last couple of days. Scott Kuggeleijn form Hemiton New Zealand”.

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CSK’s overseas players are performing very well in IPL 2019 and now Scott will give them more stability. In last match of CSK Shane Watson was nominated as the player of the match. Imran Tahir has picked four wickets in two matches with the average of 7.25. Along with Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja have also performed very well.

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