IPL 2019: Ravindra Jadeja returns to CSK training ahead of Delhi Capitals clash
Dhoni was not spotted in the training session ahead of Delhi Capitals clash, he missed the previous match as well due to a back spasm.
Updated - May 1, 2019 10:57 am
He is one of the old horses of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) even though this has been a relatively quieter Indian Premier League (IPL) for him. Ravindra Jadeja, also a member of India’s World Cup-bound squad, has played 11 matches so far in IPL 2019, scoring 76 runs and taking 9 wickets. Jadeja, along with skipper MS Dhoni, missed the CSK’s last game against Mumbai Indians (MI) at home that they lost heavily as both were down with fever.
However, on Monday, the left-arm cricketer was seen joining the team’s training as the CSK returned to the nets after a two-day break since the hammering they received last Friday, Sportstar reported. The CSK though have qualified for the playoffs, they have lost three of their last four games and will be looking to get back into their familiar winning streak before the playoffs begin. Chennai takes on Delhi Capitals in their next game to be held in Chennai on Wednesday. Both teams are on 16 points and a win will confirm either of them in the top two.
Dhoni not seen in nets
The news from the CSK camp was not too well even a few days ago as head coach Stephen Fleming said the health conditions of Dhoni and Jadeja were not too good. Dhoni has been suffering from back spasm and has missed game against Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier. CSK lost both the games when Dhoni was rested. He was not seen in the team’s training on Monday though.
At the nets, players like Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina were seen hitting the ball well. Wicket-keeper-batsman N Jagadeesan was also seen connecting the ball well besides doing keeping drills. It will be interesting to see who keeps for the Super Kings in case Dhoni misses the next game too. Against Mumbai, World Cup discard Ambati Rayudu was seen donning the gloves and he took the catch of opener Quinton de Kock.