Dwayne Bravo is ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 for two weeks. The Caribbean and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder has sustained Grade 1 Hamstring injury, Chennai Super Kings coach Mike Hussey has said yesterday.
“I can confirm that Bravo has suffered a Grade 1 Hamstring strain and he has been ruled out for two weeks. It’s a big loss for us as obviously he offers so much balance to the team and he is a quality player. This will cause a little bit of rejigging of the team but I am sure we will be able to still put together a very strong team. We have had challenges like this in the past and had overcome them. Hopefully this time also we can do that,” the Hindu has quoted Hussey as saying during a media interaction at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
New Zealand bowling all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn is expected to replace. Dhoni and head coach Stephen Fleming will take a call on today (Saturday).
“I am sure MS and Fleming will be looking at Scott and assessing his death bowling skills he will be the key. Obviously, Shardul Thakur has bowled well at the death and so as Mohit Sharma but it is all about assessing the conditions as well. You never know if it is a turning pitch then one of the spinners can bowl towards the end. I am sure there will be a lot of strategy thinking to get the best combination and it’s a key area of the game,” Hussey has said.
“You saw that we didn’t get it right against Mumbai and gave a lot of runs in the last two or three overs. So it’s really an area we need to try and focus on and execute as it is an important facet of the game.”