Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Rope In Sisanda Magala As A Replacement For Kyle Jamieson

On Sunday, March 19, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) announced that the 32-year-old South Africa National Cricket Team right-arm pacer Sisanda Magala has been roped in as a replacement for the 28-year-old New Zealand National Cricket Team fast bowler Kyle Jamieson.

Kiwi Kyle Jamieson has been struggling with a back injury for a while now. He was about to return to competitive cricket after a gap of more than six months. However, the injury recurred and stopped him from making his comeback.

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Later, it was confirmed by the New Zealand head coach Gary Stead that Jamieson would require surgery to gain full fitness. The pacer recently underwent the surgery and is expected to be sidelined for at least 4 months.

Sisanda Magala Joins Chennai Super Kings

Sisanda Magala is all set to join the 4-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at his base price of INR 50 Lakh.

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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,” the official Indian Premier League (IPL) media release 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 further read.

The Proteas pacer Sisanda Magala has a rich T20 experience, having played 127 games in the format. He has bagged 136 wickets in T20 cricket at an average of 23.95, an economy of 8.00 and a strike rate of 17.9, with the best bowling figures of 5/20.

Internationally, Sisanda Magala has represented South Africa in 5 ODIs and 4 T20Is, picking up 6 and 3 wickets respectively. He represented Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SEC) in the SA20 2023, where he performed brilliantly and picked up 14 wickets for the inaugural champions.

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