Chennai: England all-rounder David Willey has been roped in by the Chennai Super Kings as a replacement for injured Kedar Jadhav for the remainder of the ongoing 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Jadhav sustained the injury during CSK’s narrow one-wicket win over the Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
Jadhav batted at the number four spot in CSK’s chase but retired hurt, as he felt some discomfort, only to return at the fall of the ninth wicket when his team required seven runs to win from the last over.He then struck a six and a four against Mustafizur Rahman to clinch a thrilling one-wicket win.
Now, Willey, who has featured in 34 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 20 T20Is for England, has been called in as Jadhav’s replacement.
CSK will play their next match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.