New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner is set to undergo knee surgery have a knee surgery later this month and has been ruled out of  IPL 2018 and any form cricketing action for the next nine months. This is big blow Chennai Super Kings, who will certainly miss the all-rounder, especially after the red-hot form he has been in the last two months. Will Chennai replace him like for like with a spinner or will they go for a different addition to the squad? With that said, here are seven players that MS Dhoni would love to replace Santner with.


Ish Sodhi

The Kiwi leggie is currently ranked no 2 in the ICC T20I rankings for bowlers and has been very effective for the New Zealanders, bowling in tandem with Santner.

Ashton Agar

Agar had a very good Big Bash season and continued his form all the way in helping Australia win the Trans-Tasman T20I tri-series. Agar is a quality left-arm spinner and can also strike the ball long with the bat.

Adam Zampa

The Australian leggie has found success in the IPL with some memorable performances to his credit. Further, he has the experience of working with MS Dhoni before and that makes his chances of joining CSK very much possible.

Josh Hazlewood

It’s actually surprising to see a top-class fast bowler like Hazlewood going unsold and the Superkings could pull off a coup in the bowling department by signing him. The experience he could bring to their bowling attack is invaluable.

Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill might not have the best record in India but is a big player when it comes to T20s. The explosive opening batsman can be a huge addition for CSK at the top of the order and can wreck any bowling attack at his will.

Lendl Simmons

Simmons holds a phenomenal track record during his time with Mumbai Indians. The hard-hitting Trinidadian can be a much-needed quality addition to CSK at the top.

Eoin Morgan

England’s limited-overs skipper is a dangerous batsman in this format and can win you matches single-handedly. His experience in the middle-order and his ability to be a finisher will help Chennai massively.