IPL 2020 : Another setback for CSK, Dwayne Bravo is out of IPL 2020 ‘for couple of weeks’

It is going from bad to worse for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020. Dwayne Bravo the Chennai Super Kings’ most experienced death bowler and highest wicket-taker in T20 cricket, is injured again. According to coach Stephen Fleming he will miss a “few days or a couple of weeks,” 
 
Fleming revealed that Bravo had sustained a groin injury, which was serious enough to keep him off the field, and hence he couldn’t bowl the final over against the Delhi Capitals in Sharjah. 

“He seems to have a right groin injury, I think, and it was obviously serious enough to keep him off the field,” Fleming said at the post-match press conference. “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.”

IPL 2020 : Coming from CPL 2020 Bravo’s injuries have hit CSK hard
 
In the injury-enforced absence of Bravo, Dhoni tasked Ravindra Jadeja with the responsibility of defending 16 off the last over, but Axar Patel sealed the chase with a ball to spare, handing the Super Kings their sixth defeat in nine games.
 
What’s wrong with Bravo ? 

– Bravo had turned up for the IPL in the UAE with a different injury – a knee problem suffered during the CPL – and missed the Super Kings’ first three games. 

– During their first three games, the Super Kings used fast bowlers Lungi Ngidi and Josh Hazlewood, but then Bravo returned to the XI against the Sunrisers Hyderabad and has since been part of the side.

Bravo’s injury depletes a Super Kings squad that is already without two other first-choice players in Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh, who had both opted out of the tournament for personal reasons. 

IPL 2020 : Who can take Bravo’s place in CSK XI ?

The Super Kings’ next match is against the Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi on Monday.  Bravo’s absence could open up a spot for Imran Tahir, who was the highest wicket-taker in IPL 2019, with 26 strikes at an economy rate of 6.69. If CSK has to qualify for play-offs they will have to win all remaining 5 matches. 

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