Pat Cummins, the Australian speedster was one of the costliest buys of IPL this year. But he missed out the tournament due to a back injury. He could not participate in the inaugural match due to injury. The Cricket Australia confirmed that this 24-year old cricketer will return home due to a health issue called “bone oedema in his vertebrate”. Here are some replacements for this pace bowler.
- Ish Sodhi
He is one of the costliest spinners with potential in the IPL and his base price was Rs.50 lakhs. But he was left unsold in the auctions. The pace bowling department consists of star players like Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Mustafizur Rahman. If the team needs a leg-spinner, he will be the best one to be sought.
- Tymal Mills
This youngster was one of the costliest buys in the previous edition of IPL. He was left unsold this year due to his poor performance in the previous edition of IPL. In the recent edition of Pakistan Super League, he did a good performance and in Big Bash League he left an impressive impact. In his T20 career, he picked 94 wickets off 85 games.
- Josh Hazelwood
This Australian bowler is a potential player in the shortest form of cricket. He picked 37 wickets off 30 T20s at an economy rate of 7.77. This unsold player of IPL has a base price of Rs.2 crore. He picked 21 wickets off 5 games in the Ashes series this year.
- James Faulkner
This Australian pacer was with a base price of Rs.2 crore but was left unsold for this season. He has a vast IPL experience of six seasons and he picked 59 wickets. He did not play well for Gujarat Lions in the previous season. He picked 176 wickets at an economy rate of 7.94 from 159 games. He is a specialist player in the Big Bash League.
- Moises Henriques
Though the Mumbai Indians team accommodated an adequate number of all-rounders, Henriques’s capability to perform great with both the bat and the ball will make him a good option to replace Pat Cummins. He scored 969 runs off 57 IPL matches at a strike rate of 128.17. He picked 38 wickets at an economy rate of 8.38 as well. He is one of the vital players for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team during the play-offs. In his T20 career, he scored 3,217 runs at the strike rate of 125.88 and took 107 wickets from 160 games.