Chennai Super Kings (CSK) picked South Africa fast bowler Sisanda Magala as a substitute for New Zealand quick Kyle Jamieson, who is still recovering from a long-term back ailment, on Sunday, March 19. Magala, who has only played four T20Is for South Africa, will join the four-time IPL champions for INR 50 lakhs.
Jamieson was purchased for INR 1 crore by the Mahendra Dhoni-led club. The pacer was included to New Zealand’s Test team for the two-match series against England, however he was forced to withdraw due to injury.
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“Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have signed South Africa pacer Sisanda Magala as a replacement for New Zealand bowler Kyle Jamieson for the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023,” an official IPL statement read.
“Jamieson, who was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury, was bought by the franchise for INR 1 Crore.”
“His replacement, Magala, has rich experience in the shortest format of the game. Though he has played just 4 T20Is for South Africa, Magala has a reputation of being a regular wicket-taker in domestic T20 games over the years. He will join CSK at his base price of INR 50 Lakh,” the statement added.
Magala has appeared in 127 T20s, scoring 735 runs with two half-centuries and taking 136 wickets with two five-wicket hauls to show for his efforts.
Magala also played for the SA20 champion Sunrisers Eastern Cape, led by Aiden Markram. The 32-year-old took 14 wickets in 12 matches with a tournament economy rate of 8.68.
Magala was also named Player of the Match after South Africa defeated England by 27 runs in an ODI at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein in January.
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