Jason Behrendorff might have played fewer matches for Australia but he has proved his worth in terms of taking wickets in the powerplay overs. The left-arm quick has played 11 ODIs and 7 T20Is for the Australian cricket team.
Last week, Chennai Super Kings recruited the services of Jason Behrendorff. This move comes after Josh Hazlewood was pulled out of the entire IPL season owing to bio-bubble fatigue.
This will be his second spell in the cash-rich Indian Premier League. The left-arm pacer already played for Mumbai Indians in the 2019 season. Nonetheless, MI team management put him to use for just 5 games.
The fast bowler showcased his mettle by accounting for 5 dismissals at an economic rate of 8.68. The Australian international is known for his ability to consistently hit the 140 kph mark.
Besides that, he is an intelligent bowler as he is a potential wicket-taker in the powerplay overs. Jason Behrendorff recently played a big role in helping Perth Scorchers reach the final of BBL 10.
Jason Behrendorff played an instrumental role with the ball where he picked up as many as 16 wickets. Besides his wicket-taking abilities, he also maintained a pretty good economy of 7.04.
Jason Behrendorff leaves Australia for IPL 2021
In good news for CSK fans all across the world, Behrendorff has left Australia for the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. The left-arm fast bowler is expected to be available for team selection after April 26.
The New South Wales pacer also took to his official Twitter handle and then announced his departure. The pacer went on to reveal that he couldn’t wait to join the Chennai Super Kings’ squad.
Jason Behrendorff hogged the limelight during the second T20I against India. During the match, he registered superb bowling figures of 4/21 in his quota of 4 overs. The bowler got rid of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and Manish Pandey.
Needless to say, the left-arm pacer did not represent the national team since the 2019 World Cup semi-final against Australia in Birmingham. He underwent spinal surgery and then opted himself out of the following domestic season.
CSK take on RR
Chennai Super Kings lost to Delhi Capitals in their first fixture at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Despite batting so well, they were unable to defend the target. As a result, DC won the game by 7 wickets.
However, CSK made a great comeback in the second game by beating Punjab Kings by 6 wickets. CSK will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals on April 19 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.