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Drakes replaces Sam Curran at CSK


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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have signed Dominic Drakes as a replacement for the injured England all-rounder Sam Curran for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

West Indian all-rounder Drakes has featured in one First-Class, 25 List A and 19 T20 matches so far. The 23-year-old had traveled to the UAE as a net bowler for Mumbai Indians.

Drakes earlier featured in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He was a part of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. He played a crucial role in their title-winning campaign.

The left-arm seamer scalped 16 wickets in 11 matches. He struck an unbeaten 48 off 24 in the final against St Lucia Kings.

Earlier, Curran has ruled out the remainder of IPL due to a lower back injury. Tom Curran, Sam's elder brother, has been named in the England World Cup squad as the left-armer's replacement.

Curran complained of back pain after CSK's match against Rajasthan Royals.

Chennai Super Kings will take on Punjab Kings in their last league game of the VIVO IPL 2021 on October 7 at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.