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Chennai induct New Zealand all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn as replacement of Lungi Ngidi

File photo of New Zealand all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 31, 2019, 07.11 PM (IST)

Chennai Sunday inducted New Zealand all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn to their squad as a replacement for South African pacer Lungi Ngidi. Ngidi sustained an injury on his right knee and has been ruled out from the ongoing IPL 2019. 

Kuggeleijn will join the team next week and will play the remaining season. He has featured in two One-Day Internationals (ODI) and four T20 Internationals for the Kiwi side. 

"For Lungi we've been a little bit more selective. It's obviously a different level of replacement player (required for him) based on price. We've gone with Scott Kuggeleijn, who's a New Zealand international, who bowls quick and bats well. So we've gone for an all-rounder who has good pace and good variations. He'll be joining us next week," Fleming told reporters.

This will be the 27-year-old's first appearance in the Indian Premier League. Chennai will host Ajinkya Rahane-led Rajasthan at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. 

The MS Dhoni-led side have won both the games are high on confidence and will look to continue their winning streak. 

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This will be the 27-year-old's first appearance in the Indian Premier League. Chennai will host Ajinkya Rahane-led Rajasthan at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.