Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have hired South African pacer Sisanda Magala to replace New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson in the 16th season of Indian Premier League. Jamieson, who was ruled out of the competition due to injury, was purchased by the franchise for Rs 1 crore, the IPL Governing Council said on Sunday, March 19th.
The IPL 2023 season will begin on March 31st, with Gujarat Giants taking on Chennai Super Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The final will be held on May 28 in Ahmedabad.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) signed South African pacer Sisanda Magala as a replacement for New Zealand right arm pace, Kyle Jamieson for the next Indian Premier League season, which will begin on March 31.
Jamieson was purchased by CSK for Rs 1 crore. And after being ruled out of the competition due to injury, Magala as his replacement, has much expertise in the game’s shortest format. Magala, Jamieson’s replacement, has extensive expertise in the game’s shortest format. Although having only played four T20Is for South Africa, the bowler has a reputation for being a frequent wicket-taker in local T20 tournaments. He will join CSK for a base prize of Rs 50 lakh.
Magala’s power-hitting talents down the order add another dimension to the starting lineup. Despite his 17.50 average and two fifties in 127 games, Magala bats with a strike rate of over 120 and has a maximum score of 63. Any team he plays for will benefit from his power hitting in any of the matches.
Magala was the joint-fifth-highest wicket-taker in the recently ended SA 20s, with 14 wickets at an economy of 8.68. He is expected to be picked to South Africa’s side to travel to The Netherlands, and he will join CSK later than other SA players.
Magala is the second player to be signed as a substitute for an IPL team. Previously, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) recruited Michael Bracewell of New Zealand as a substitute for England batter Will Jacks.