Mitchell Santner, the New Zealand All-rounder is going to miss out the cricketing activity for nine months due to the knee injury. He is going to undergo a surgery and on this account, he will be ruled out from the IPL 2018.
Santner was in good form in the international formats and was out of the game due to the knee injury in the very first over in the T20I against England. His absence will be a huge blow for the Kiwis as well as the CSK franchise as well. His base price was Rs.50 lakhs. The franchise is looking for his replacement from the unsold players for the current edition. Some of the all-rounders who can replace Santner are:
James Faulkner was a star player in the past but he lost his form since some IPL seasons. But he is a good player suitable for short cricket and middle-order. The title batting-all-rounder fits for him than a bowling all-rounder. The franchise can consider him as a batsman since he is not performing as a bowler well.
This Sri Lankan all-rounder is playing Nidahas tri-national tournament. This subcontinental player is a good hitter besides a skilled spinner. But his consistency is a point of worry. He can encounter the pace attack with a good potential and can do wonders in the death overs.
This South African player is not in very good form but he is one of the heroes of the pink ODI against India. His performance in T20I cricket is very impressive. He can do well with the bat as a tail-ender in 7th or 8th positions.
His base-price for the current IPL edition is Rs.50 lakhs but he could not get any attention from the franchises. He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015 and 2016 editions. He is a good hitter and can be considered for the opening position. He has a lot of white-ball cricket experience and can pick some wickets at the need of the hour.
He was a successful player for England and York Shire. This left-handed batsman is a good pacer too. He can do well with the bat in the opening position. His main weapon is consistency and he has a good control over his pace. He is a popular player in the Natwest T20 blast.