The Chennai Super Kings fans can smile once again. Ambati Rayudu who played match-winning inning in the first game of IPL 2020 against Mumbai Indians is ready to take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on 2nd October. In another good development, leading wicket-taker for CSK Dwayne Bravo has also recovered well from his thigh injury and will be available for the game against SRH on Friday.
CSK has lost both their games after the opening match win against the Mumbai Indians. CSK currently lies at 8th position in the points table and will look to bounce back against SRH.
According to the CSK management, stalwarts Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo are both fit and raring to go. “Rayudu has recovered well from a hamstring strain and will play in the next game. He ran and sprinted during training and batted without any discomfort at the nets,” CSK CEO K.S. Viswanathan told Sportstar.
Rayudu had played a key role is CSK’s first victory in the tournament. Also Bravo has recovered from the thigh injury that had kept him away from bowling. “He bowled well at the nets,” said Viswanathan. “We have bounced back from adversity in the past. We will do so again,” he said.
IPL 2020 Points Table : Chennai Super Kings currently in the 8th place in the points table
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||3||2||1||0||-1.450||4|
|4||Kings XI Punjab||3||1||2||0||1.498||2|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders||2||1||1||0||-0.767||2|
|8||Chennai Super Kings||3||1||2||0||-0.840||2|
IPL 2020: Suresh Raina ruled out of the entire tournament
Earlier, he had ruled out the return of Suresh Raina into the squad for IPL 2020, saying the franchise respects his space and decision. Raina returned to India from the UAE for ‘personal reasons’, but later hinted that he could even return back to the squad.
“We cannot look at Raina because he made himself unavailable, and we respect his decision and his space. We are not thinking about it,” Viswanathan told ANI.
“I can assure the fans that we will bounce back strongly. It’s a game and you have your good and bad days. But the boys know what they need to do and the smiles will be back.”