Dwayne Bravo, the Chennai Tremendous Kings’ designated demise bowler and highest wicket-taker in T20 cricket, is injured once more and can miss a “few days or a couple of weeks,” in keeping with their head coach Stephen Fleming.
Fleming revealed that Bravo had sustained a groin damage, which was severe sufficient to maintain him off the sphere, and therefore he could not bowl the ultimate over towards the Delhi Capitals in Sharjah. Within the injury-enforced absence of Bravo, Dhoni tasked Ravindra Jadeja with the duty of defending 16 off the final over, however centurion Shikhar Dhawan and Axar Patel sealed the chase with a ball to spare, handing the Tremendous Kings their sixth defeat in 9 video games.
“He seems to have a right groin injury, I think, and it was obviously serious enough to keep him off the field,” Fleming stated on the post-match press convention. “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.”
Bravo had turned up for the IPL within the UAE with a unique damage – a knee downside suffered throughout the CPL – and missed the Tremendous Kings’ first three video games. He did not bowl within the CPL remaining due to that damage and as a substitute performed as a specialist batsman for the Trinbago Knight Riders. Throughout their first three video games, the Tremendous Kings used quick bowlers Lungi Ngidi and Josh Hazlewood, however then Bravo returned to the XI towards the Sunrisers Hyderabad and has since been a part of the aspect.
Bravo impressed along with his yorkers and slower variations within the Tremendous Kings’ return fixture towards the Sunrisers and the Kolkata Knight Riders, offering extra depth to each the bowling assault and the batting line-up. In six matches thus far in IPL 2020, Bravo has bowled 14 yorkers, in keeping with ESPNcricinfo’s ball-by-ball information. Solely Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah (19) and Sunrisers’ T Natarajan (40) have bowled extra yorkers than Bravo within the event.
Bravo’s damage depletes a Tremendous Kings squad that’s already with out two different first-choice gamers in Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh, who had each opted out of the event for private causes. Nevertheless, Bravo’s absence might open up a spot for Imran Tahir, who was the best wicket-taker in IPL 2019, with 26 strikes at an financial system fee of 6.69. Tahir was additionally the Guyana Amazon Warriors’ highest wicket-taker within the CPL and third general, with 15 scalps at an financial system fee of 5.82 from 10 video games.
New Zealand spin-bowling allrounder Mitchell Santner is the opposite abroad possibility for the Tremendous Kings. Tahir and Santner are the one abroad gamers to haven’t performed for the Tremendous Kings this season. With the UAE tracks tiring within the second half of the IPL, the Tremendous Kings will look to one in all these two spinners to fill the Bravo-sized gap.
The Tremendous Kings’ subsequent match is towards the Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi on Monday.