IPL 2020: CSK’s Dwayne Bravo likely to get ruled out of next few matches
Bravo has sustained a groin injury according to CSK head coach Stephen Fleming.
Updated - Oct 18, 2020 1:09 pm
The three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were involved in a nail-biting affair with Delhi Capitals (DC) on Saturday, October 17. With a good performance with both bat and ball, CSK were deemed as the favourites for winning the contest. However, a sensational cameo by the spinner Axar Patel, 21 not out off 5 deliveries, in the last over drastically changed the fortunes of the game and the Yellow Army had to face defeat by five wickets. With this loss, CSK have no option but to win the rest of the five matches to make it to the playoffs.
One thing that left the fans in shock was when MS Dhoni handed the ball to Ravindra Jadeja instead of death-over specialist Dwayne Bravo. CSK was very much in the game as they had 17 runs to defend off the last six balls. But the left-arm spinner Jadeja failed to do the job with Axar smacking him for three sixes.
Dhoni was widely criticized for preferring Jadeja over Bravo but he revealed the reason for that decision. Speaking in the post match presentation, the skipper admitted that it was a tough call but he had to choose one among Karn Sharma and Jadeja as Bravo was diagnosed with an injury and wasn’t on the field.
“Bravo was not fit, he went out and was really not able to come back. That was the reason we had to bowl (Jadeja). The option was between Karn and Jaddu so I went ahead with Jaddu,” he said.
Dwayne Bravo seems to have a right groin injury, says Stephen Fleming
Things aren’t easy for Super Kings as the head coach Stephen Fleming revealed Dwayne Bravo has suffered a groin injury and is expected to get ruled out for a few days or a couple of weeks. This is a major blow for the Yellow Army as from now on they have to win every single match to stay alive in the competition.
The West Indies superstar has been a vital cog in CSK’s contingent as he has taken six wickets in as many games in IPL 2020. In the presser, Fleming further said that they will assess Bravo’s fitness while stressing that he might miss the next few games.
“He seems to have a right groin injury, I think, and it was obviously serious enough to keep him off the field. He’s obviously desperately disappointed that he couldn’t bowl the last over – that’s what he’s pretty much in the team for. He will have to be reassessed going forward, but at this stage you’d imagine it’s going to take a few days or a couple of weeks, but we will assess that tomorrow,” Fleming said.