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IPL 2018: 5 star batsmen who could come in as replacements

If the franchises look to seek replacements for the injured players, these batters could come in handy.

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Top 5 / Top 10 22 Mar 2018, 21:32 IST
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Modern day cricket is about a jam-packed cricketing calendar. There is competitive cricket all the year round and players hardly get any free time to rest and work on their fitness and skills. In such a crazy schedule, injuries are bound to happen since the workload eventually starts taking its toll on the body. Hence the players have to unwillingly miss big tournaments and giving their teams a body blow.

As the IPL is approaching, there is a chance that some players may be ruled out of the season and the franchises will have to look around seeking the best possible replacements. There are already few big names whose participation in the IPL is under scrutiny because of injuries.

Here are 5-star batsmen who could fill in the shoes of the injured and complete the franchises' puzzle.


#5 Alex Hales

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Despite of having a superb T20I record, Hales has never played in the IPL

The England opener has been a stalwart batsman for England at the top of the order in T20I cricket for the past few years. A quintessential T20 batter, Hales relies more on power than on technique. Surprisingly despite showing his potential at international level, Hales has not played a single game in the IPL yet.

He was a part of the Mumbai Indians in 2015 as a replacement player. After the MI let him go, he did not find any team in the IPL and is not a part of the league this time around as well.

However, he is a prime candidate on the list of potential replacements for the 2018 season.


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