IPL 2018: 5 Players who CSK can buy as a replacement for Santner to fill the voids in the team
Chennai Super Kings is the most popular team in IPL and it is making a comeback to the league after a gap of two years.
The team has been the centre of attention ever since the auction took place with experts evaluating the team's chances of winning the title for the 3rd time.
Most experts consider that CSK lacks in two areas-one being the absence of an experienced fast bowler and the other area being the lack of strong finishers if Dhoni was to fail.
The former Indian captain is not the big-hitting player that he once was as now he takes time to settle and it is important for the team to get another quality finisher.
With Mitchell Santner getting injured, the team can use this opportunity to fill one of these voids.
Here's a look at five players CSK can sign as Santner's replacement.
#5 David Wiese ( Rs 50 Lakhs)
David Wiese is a South African all-rounder who played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
He was a great success for the Bangalore team in 2015 though his performances dropped in 2016.
Wiese has a brilliant record in the shortest format of the game as he has scalped 130 wickets in 159 matches across different T20 leagues.
He has the ability to run through batting units and this aspect of his bowling can be seen from the fact that he has three five-wicket hauls and three four-wicket hauls in T20s which is pretty impressive.
The South African All-rounder has scored 1227 runs in 159 T20s at an average of 21 and with the highest score of 71.
He has the ability to hit big shots in the end overs and his strike rate of 148 is an indication of his shot-making abilities.
CSK is in need of a fast bowler and Wiese could provide that in addition to some big hits in the death overs.