The defending champions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), were handed their first loss in the ongoing India Premier League (IPL) by Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. After winning their first three matches on the trot, CSK lost the fourth one by 37 runs.
They will next play against Kings XI Punjab at the Chepauk on April 6.
However, ahead of their fifth game, CSK have been dealt a huge blow in form of a hamstring injury to their star player Dwayne Bravo. The all-rounder was seen limping during the chase against MI and later MS Dhoni confirmed the same.
“Bravo has a hamstring injury, we don’t have a few players, we already have some injuries, David Willey isn’t there, he has his own problems, Lungi Ngidi isn’t with us as well, we will have to look at the pitch and then decide on the right combination,” the CSK skipper was quoted saying during the post-match presentation ceremony.
Later, KS Viswanathan, CEO of CSK, gave another update regarding Bravo’s injury.
“Bravo will undergo scans and the results will be known only by Friday evening. Only then we will have a clear picture about his injury,” Viswanathan said.
In Bravo’s absence, the new recruit Scott Kuggeleijn seems to be included in CSK’s playing XI against KXIP.
Since the team is lacking the services of Lungi Ngidi, David Willey this year, chances of the Kiwi speedster playing in upcoming matches are high.