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CSK rope in Akash Singh as replacement for Mukesh Choudhary

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Last updated on 30 Mar 2023 | 03:29 PM
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CSK rope in Akash Singh as replacement for Mukesh Choudhary

Akash Singh, who was a part of India’s Under-19 World Cup team in 2020, previously played for Rajasthan Royals

Mukesh Choudhary, who impressed all and sundry in the last season’s Indian Premier League, is recovering from a back injury he had sustained during the off-season, and that has ruled him out of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. 

He is currently at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and hence, Chennai Super Kings have decided to bring in Akash Singh as a replacement for the left-arm pacer from Maharashtra.

The Maharashtra pacer was one of the biggest positives for CSK's dismal last season, as he picked up 16 wickets in 13 games. That performance helped him to the Indian squad, even though he didn’t play a match.

Apart from Akash, CSK will also rely on Delhi’s Simranjeet Singh and Mumbai’s Tushar Deshpande as far as the pace bowling stock is concerned. With Deepak Chahar recently recovering from injury, CSK will breathe a sigh of relief but his match fitness is yet to be ascertained.

Akash, who was part of India’s Under-19 World Cup team in 2020, previously played for Rajasthan Royals. The left-arm pacer has thus far played nine T20s in addition to nine List A matches and five first-class games and has 31 wickets against his name. He joins CSK for INR 20 Lakh.

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