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IPL 2018: 5 players who can be a replacement for injured players

Kaushik
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18.35K   //    08 Mar 2018, 22:19 IST

IPL is undoubtedly the flagship T20 Cricket tournament on the globe. The mega cricket carnival which spans almost a couple of months always brings injuries to few important players of the franchises. These injuries result in the teams losing their balance and disturbing the confidence ahead of the cricketing fest.

Getting a like-for-like replacement for the injured players is not an easy task; it is a cutthroat task to do. The franchises always have a number of options from the pool of unsold player to include as substitutes for the injured players.

Here are 5 players that can be added as the potential replacement for injured players.

Note: All stats are accurate as of 8 March 2018.


#5 Ish Sodhi

New Zealand v Australia - 3rd ODI
Ish Sodhi is ranked number 2 in ICC T20I rankings

Wrist Spinners are right up at the top. The presence of a wrist spinner in a limited-overs squad renders it a more dimensioned and well-organised structure. With the ability to take wickets at regular intervals, Ish Sodhi is one of the best leg-spinners in the world at the moment. This is the reason why Ish Sodhi remaining unsold was one of the biggest surprises of the IPL Auction 2018.

With 102 wickets in 92 games, Ish Sodhi is right there at the top along with the best bowlers in the format. His wicket-taking ability does not hinder his economy which is an acceptable 7.66. His record gets even better on the international stage with 36 wickets in 26 games.

He is a big turner of the cricketing ball and also does not deter from trusting the flight, making him an impact performer and a wicket-taker.

The franchises which happen to lose their spinners to some injury should definitely look up to Sodhi as a potential replacement.

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