With injured Mitchell Johnson out, it's chance for spinner Shivam Sharma to prove himself © IANS (File Photo)
With injured Mitchell Johnson out, it’s chance for spinner Shivam Sharma to prove himself © IANS (File Photo)

Sep 27, 2014

Kings XI Punjab’s Shivam Sharma has been named Mitchell Johnson’s replacement  in the ongoing Champions League T20 (CLT20). The Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 Event Technical Committee has approved of Mitchell Johnson’s replacement for spinner Shivam Sharma is set to take his place for the rest of the tournament.

Before being officially added to the squad, the team requires the permission of the Event Technical Committee, which they finally received on Friday, the official website of the tournament informed.

Johnson, who suffered a rib injury during last month’s Zimbabwe Triangular Series pulled out of the tournament after being deemed as unfit. However, he has been selected for the series against Pakistan in UAE. Whereas, it remains to be seen if Shivam Sharma would be given a chance in the playing XI. If given, it would be a golden chance for him to prove his skills in a big platform like Champions League T20.

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