Behrendorff replaces Hazlewood in IPL

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West Australian paceman Jason Behrendorff has secured a late deal to replace Test star Josh Hazlewood at Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

Left-armer Behrendorff will play Sunday's Marsh One-Day Cup final for Western Australia against New South Wales in Sydney before linking up with Chennai.

Three-time champions Chennai, led by former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, begin their campaign against Delhi Capitals in Mumbai on Saturday.

Hazlewood opted out of the eight-team T20 tournament to rest after a gruelling summer and to stay fresh for a crowded schedule of international cricket culminating with the Ashes at the end of the year.

Behrendorff represented Mumbai Indians in the 2019 IPL season.