IPL 2014 news May 12, 2014

Super Kings sign David Hussey as replacement

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia batsman David Hussey will replace Dwayne Bravo in the Chennai Super Kings' squad for the rest of the 2014 IPL season. Super Kings announced it on their official Twitter account. They also retweeted Hussey saying, "Just recd some amazing news!!!!! Can't wait until tomorrow.... Get in there!!!!"

Incidentally, Hussey had been involved with the IPL as a television commentator for the host broadcaster. The 36-year-old, who has played 69 ODIs and 39 T20s for Australia, has plenty of IPL experience, having featured in 23 matches for Kolkata Knight Riders and 36 matches for Kings XI Punjab in previous seasons. In all, he has scored 1206 runs at an average of 25.65 and a strike rate of 122.93, with four half-centuries. His brother Michael Hussey was one of Super Kings' finest overseas players, scoring 1691 runs in 46 games between 2008 to 2013.

Bravo, the West Indies allrounder, was ruled out of the tournament after injuring his shoulder while fielding against Kings XI Punjab during Super Kings' first match in 2014.

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