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IPL 2020: Jalaj Saxena stunning option for Harbhajan Singh’s substitute, says Deep Dasgupta

Passe India wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta feels all-rounder Jalaj Saxena would possibly per chance well just be a doable Harbhajan Singh at Chennai Super Kings for IPL 2020. Harbhajan decided to pull out of the tournament on Friday citing person causes.

Jalaj Saxena is a 33-year-inclined perfect-hand batsman and off-bound bowler who has conducted 123 firstclass matches wherein he has managed 6334 runs at 35.98 with 14 hundreds and 31 fifties.

He has also picked 347 FC wickets at 27.17 with 21 5-wicket hauls. He has also conducted 54 T20s except date, scoring 633 runs and picked 49 wickets.

Saxena became once bought by Delhi Capitals in the 2019 auction at his sinister heed of Rs 20 lakh but became once launched earlier than this season. He has also conducted for groups esteem Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.

“I feel Jalaj Saxena deserves a space, he’s a stunning enough all-rounder. I feel they’re going to appear at him, he’s a in reality stunning option for Bhajji’s substitute,” Deep Dasgupta instantaneous ESPNCricinfo.

“He’s somebody who has bought masses of abilities no longer stunning in red ball cricket but additionally in white ball cricket he’s been round for a whereas.”

Dasgupta acknowledged Chennai Super Kings will dart over the abilities of Harbhajan this season.

“Yes, he wasn‘t a regularity, didn’t play the complete games final season but having acknowledged that whereas you happen to’ve bought somebody as skilled as Harbhajan and we’re speaking about all these 50 plus matches being conducted on handiest 3 venues.

“In the 2nd half of the tournament, these pitches will earn tired, there will ware and tare so this would possibly per chance positively aid the spinners. From the abilities part, sure (they’re going to dart over him), and naturally he became once handiest off-spinner. He didn’t play noteworthy after final season but with somebody of that abilities, you wish to attend them and that’s what CSK has completed. So they’re going to dart over him, perchance no longer too noteworthy but a diminutive bit for clear,” Dasgupta acknowledged.

Harbhajan is the 2nd CSK participant who will dart over the IPL this season after vice-captain Suresh Raina, who returned dwelling from Dubai final week due to the interior most causes.

Raina’s news got right here stunning after 13 participants of the franchise, alongside with rapidly bowler Deepak Chahar and batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad, tested constructive for coronavirus.

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