Sisanda Magala
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Last Update on: March 28th, 2023 at 10:44 pm

CSK, the 4-time IPL winner are going to clash against the defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) on 31st March at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium. CSK surprised everyone by naming Sisanda Magala as the replacement for injured Kyle Jamieson. Sisanda Magala has been around the Proteas side for the last couple of years.

CSK  would be banking on the exciting all-rounder Ben Stokes to lay the foundation for the rest of the batting lineup. Skipper MS Dhoni could use Ravindra Jadeja in the middle order rather than at the back end of the innings as Jadeja can be a deadly batter against spinners.

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Sisanda Magala was a prolific wicket-taker in the SA20 league- Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra was seen speaking on his YouTube channel & spoke about Sisanda Magala. Aakash Chopra pointed out why CSK chose Sisanda Magala as a replacement for Kyle Jamieson instead of Gerald Coetzee.  Sisanda Magala had taken 14 wickets for Eastern Sun Risers in SA20 2023 whereas Gerald Coetzee had taken 17 wickets for Joburg Super Kings

“I like the signing of Sisanda Magala. He was a prolific wicket-taker in the SA20 league. If you’re thinking why Chennai couldn’t sign Gerald Coetzee despite their ties with Joburg Super Kings, it’s because Magala replaced Kyle Jamieson whose base price was 50 lakh. You can’t replace a 50 lakh player with a 5 crore player. That’s why they couldn’t sign Coetzee,” said Aakash Chopra.

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CSK’s bowling is really good- Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra was quite happy with the options CSK have in the bowling lineup. Aakash Chopra also pointed out that Dwaine Pretorius can play the role of Dwayne Bravo who now is the bowling coach of CSK.

“Their bowling is really good. You have Deepak Chahar and Mukesh Choudhary with the new ball. Then you have Dwaine Pretorius who will play the role of Dwayne Bravo,” said Aakash Chopra.

“Then you have Theekshana, who if not available for few games, can be replaced by Mitchell Santner. You have Ravindra Jadeja and also Stokes, who can bowl 1-2 overs. So this looks really good on paper,” he added.

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