This England Batsman to replace Suresh Raina in CSK

September 11, 2020

Chennai Super Kings Batsman Suresh Raina opted out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons and still there are chances he could be back.

Suresh Raina also known as”Mr. IPL” is backbone of Chennai Super Kings squad from last 10 years. But this year he has opted out of tournament due to personal reasons.
Suresh Raina's IPL 2020 Exit Linked To Row Over Hotel Room: Report |  Cricket News
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Raina has scored highest runs for Chennai Super Kings and 2nd highest run-scorer in IPL after Virat Kohli. Raina has scored 5368 IPL runs at an average of 33.34 with a strike rate of 137.11.
In addition to batting, Raina is good fielder and handy bowler too. So season is not going to be an easy one for CSK without their vice-captain. One of the biggest problem CSK have is who will bat at No.3.
Chennai Super Kings have many batsmans such as Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay but for No.3 position they are signing England batsman Dawid Malan.
Dawid Malan admits he was fed up at Middlesex before making switch to  Yorkshire | Daily Mail Online
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Dawid Malan is going through Purple Patch and currently in his form of life. Malan in his 16 T20I innings have scored 682 runs at an average of 48.71 with 7 fifties and 1 hundred. Malan is currently No.1 ranked in T20s.
Malan has experience of playing in Asian conditions and have played in Pakistan Super League and Bangladesh Premier League.
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Chennai Super Kings will take on their first encounter on 19th September in Abu Dhabi vs Mumbai Indians.
However, Chennai Super Kings have 8 overseas player and it would be interesting to see how they will rope in Dawid Malan.