Who Will Replace Injured Devon Conway in IPL 2024?

With Devon Conway sidelined due to injury, the anticipation for his replacement in IPL 2024 is high. Stay updated on the latest news and speculations about who will fill his spot in the upcoming season.

By Abhinav Chauhan
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Who Will Replace Injured Devon Conway in IPL 2024
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Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most awaited cricketing events of the year. As fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming season, news of injuries to key players can be a real blow to their favorite teams. One such setback has hit the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as opener Devon Conway has been ruled out of IPL 2024 due to a thumb injury. 


Devon Conway's Impact on CSK

Devon Conway's absence is a significant setback for CSK. The New Zealand left-hander has been a vital cog in the CSK batting lineup, amassing an impressive 924 runs in his two seasons with the franchise at an average of 49 and a strike rate of 141. His partnership with Ruturaj Gaikwad at the top of the order has been instrumental in CSK's success.

Potential Replacements


1. Rachin Ravindra

With Devon Conway out of the picture, CSK could turn to Rachin Ravindra, another talented New Zealander, to open the innings. Ravindra partnered with Conway as New Zealand's preferred opening pair during the recently-concluded World Cup and displayed impressive form. Although Ravindra is yet to establish himself in the T20 format, his ability to bowl left-arm spin adds value to his selection. Moreover, his experience against the new ball in the 50-over format could prove beneficial in the IPL as well.

2. Ajinkya Rahane


Ajinkya Rahane, known for his prowess in Test cricket, surprised everyone with his T20 capabilities during his stint with CSK last year. Batting in the middle order, Rahane showcased his ability to score quickly, accumulating 326 runs at a strike rate of over 170 for CSK. Rahane has previously opened the innings for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, showcasing his ability to handle pace bowling effectively. His power-hitting skills against fast bowlers during Powerplay overs could be a valuable asset for CSK. However, his recent form in the Ranji Trophy raises concerns about his current batting form.

3. Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali's performances in the IPL have seen diminishing returns over the past few seasons, leading to speculations about his position in the CSK lineup. The arrival of Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell could further jeopardize his place in the team. However, in the absence of Devon Conway, CSK could utilize Moeen's pinch-hitting abilities to provide quick starts at the top of the order. Moeen has previously opened the innings for various teams, displaying success in his long career. With an average of 27 and a strike rate of 147 in 61 innings, including nine fifties and a hundred, Moeen could serve as a reliable temporary replacement until Conway returns.


Devon Conway's injury has undoubtedly dealt a blow to CSK ahead of IPL 2024. However, the team has several potential replacements who can step up and fill the void left by Conway's absence. Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, and Moeen Ali bring their own unique skills and experience to the table, making them viable options to partner with Ruturaj Gaikwad at the top of the order. It remains to be seen who CSK will ultimately choose as Conway's replacement, but the team's depth and talent suggest that they have the resources to overcome this setback and continue their pursuit of IPL glory.

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