Chennai Super Kings faced the major blow when their experienced batsman Suresh Raina pulled out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons. The problem for CSK was further escalated when veteran Bowler Harbhajan Singh also decided not to play in IPL 2020. Both Suresh Raina and Bhaji were key players for Chennai Super Kings. Speculation was made on Suresh Raina replacement. CSK didn't name any replacement for him, but now it looks like CSK has found the perfect player to replace Suresh Raina.
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As per latest reports, CSK are contemplating signing England International Dawid Malan as Suresh Raina replacement. David Malan recently achieved the number one spot in ICC T20 rankings. Lately, Malan has performed excellently in the shortest performance of the game. In a recent T20 series win against Australia, he was the top run-scorer with 129 runs in three matches with an average of 43. Due to his recent stellar and consistent performance Dawid Malan has also been compared to Indian Captain Virat Kohli.
As per Chennai Super Kings source, the deal is only discussed right now and nothing has been finalized yet. "Malan is an accomplished player, he also southpaw just like Suresh Raina. The Team management has made any decision on singing Raina's replacement" said by CSK source, who remained anonymous.
On the rumours of joining CSK, Dawid Malan said," There are some sort of approach by one of the clubs, the thing is in the middle right and nothing has been finalized yet. Hopefully, he can finalize things soon and make a announce. Till then I can reveal the name of the club".
Suresh Raina has recently hinted that he might return to UAE for Dream11 IPL 2020. If the sources are right then Raina chance of returning to IPL will be nullified. Dawid Malan would be a great signing for CSK and it will boost their confidence ahead of Indian Premier League 2020.
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