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CSK picks Willey to replace Kedar Jadhav

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

England all-rounder has been roped in by as a replacement for the injured for the tournament this year.

The announcement was made in an

Jadhav was ruled out of the entire season due to a hamstring after featuring in CSK's opening game against Mumbai Indians, which they won by one wicket.

The team's had said on Monday that losing Jadhav, a key in the middle-order, was a big blow.

Willey, a left-arm medium pacer and a batsman, has featured in 34 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 20 T20 Internationals, and plays for Yorkshire in the English County circuit.

Willey will become the 12th Englishman to receive a call-up in this IPL.

CSK's next game is against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali on April 15.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 13:00 IST