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IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings have several options to fill Harbhajan Singh’s absence, says Ajit Agarkar

Agarkar feels that players like Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Santner and Imran Tahir can also be proved as match winners.

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Ajit Agarkar believes that CSK has numerous options for Harbhajan

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has been undergoing with massive trouble ahead of the IPL 2020. CSK members have tested positive for novel coronavirus, CSK vice-captain Suresh Raina has pulled out of the tournament.

To plunge more misery, veteran Harbhajan Singh also pulled out of the IPL 2020 citing personal reasons. CSK now has a tough task to pick a replacement for Bhajji.

However, Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar believes that the franchise has numerous options for Harbhajan and his exit won’t affect much to the Yellow Army.

Well, we have seen when they went to the auction, they already had enough spin. You’ve seen in Chennai when they play, they rely so much on spin because of the conditions. Harbhajan Singh, obviously, that kind of experience, the quality that you lose, it is going to be a loss, but I think CSK have a lot more cover in that department at least as far as spin is concerned,” said Agarkar on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected.

CSK have got Piyush Chawla as well: Ajit Agarkar

Piyush Chawla

Agarkar feels that players like Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Santner and Imran Tahir can also be proved as match winners.

They have got Piyush Chawla as well that they have brought in. This year they have got Tahir, Santner, so they have got enough spin and they will be hoping that the conditions are in their favour what they get in Chennai, which is a little bit of turn, then those spinners come into play,” said Agarkar.

According to the 42-year-old veteran, Chahar might not be added in the tournament. Deepak Chahar is among two Indian players who have tested positive for COVID-19 in CSK campaign.

As far as Chahar is concerned, I know Dhoni depends on him a lot to start with the new ball or bowls him up front, but when you have not played cricket for as long as all these players have, plus he has had this extra quarantine because of turning positive might have less preparation time. But hopefully, the fitness levels are there, it’s about getting the skills right and getting some sort of bowling into your legs while they have some practice games, he’s probably going to be ready,” Agarkar concluded.

Also read: IPL 2020: Aakash Chopra reveals two threats for CSK ahead of tournament

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