Australia and Chennai Super Kings’ seamer Jason Behrendorff has left for India to participate in IPL 2021, which started from the 9th of April. Jason Behrendorff will come in as a replacement for his fellow countryman Josh Hazlewood, who pulled out of IPL 2021 due to bio-bubble fatigue. The New South Wales took to his official Twitter handle and announced his departure and revealed he couldn’t wait to join the squad.
Jason Behrendroff played a few games for the Mumbai Indians in their victorious campaign two years ago. The 30-year old has five wickets from as many matches at 33, with best bowling figures of 2-22. Behrendorff performed considerably well for the Perth Scorchers in the 2020-21 edition of Big Bash League, picking up 16 wickets in as many fixtures at 23.31 and maintaining an economy rate of 7.03.
Jason Behrendorff shot to fame during his second T20 international against India when he bagged figures of 4-0-21-4, dismissing Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and Manish Pandey. Nevertheless, the left-arm seamer has not played for Australia since the 2019 World Cup semi-final against Australia in Birmingham. He underwent a spinal surgery and ruled himself out of the subsequent domestic season.
Below is Jason Behrendorff’s Twitter post:
— Jason Behrendorff (@JDorff5) April 18, 2021
Speaking of Chennai Super Kings’ performance, the three-time champions beat Punjab Kings convincingly after losing their first match of IPL 2021 to the Delhi Capitals. Behrendroff, who is typically a bowler, is unlikely to receive too many opportunities as Sam Curran has fared incredibly well with both bat and ball. The Australian seamer would be available from the 26th of April.