CSK ropes in Akash Singh as replacement for Mukesh Choudhary

Chennai Super Kings have named Akash Singh as a replacement for the injured left-arm seamer Mukesh Choudhary ahead of the 16th edition of the IPL.

Mukesh, who made his IPL debut last season and scalped 16 wickets, is recovering from a stress fracture and will be out of action for the entire tournament.

Akash Singh, who was part of India's U-19 World Cup team in 2020 and previously played for Rajasthan Royals, has been roped in as his replacement.

The left-arm pacer has played 9 T20s, 9 List A matches, and 5 first-class games, taking a total of 31 wickets.

He will join CSK for Rs 20 lakh.

The four-time IPL champions will begin their campaign with a match against defending champions Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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