Chennai Super Kings’ demise bowling skilled Dwayne Bravo might be “out for a few days or a couple of weeks” resulting from a groin harm, in line with head coach Stephen Fleming.
Bravo’s incapacity to bowl the ultimate over value CSK its IPL sport on Saturday as Delhi Capitals knocked off the required 17 runs.
“He (Bravo) seems to have a right groin injury, obviously it was serious enough to keep him from coming back to the field, he is just really disappointed that he was not able to bowl the final over, that’s pretty much for what he is in the team for,” Fleming mentioned.
The seasoned all-rounder’s harm must be reassessed going ahead.
“He would have to be reassessed going forward, at this stage, you would imagine that it would take a few days or a couple of weeks,” Fleming mentioned after CSK’s five-wicket loss.
Bravo’s harm meant CSK needed to give left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja the ultimate over.
“Unfortunately Dwayne Bravo got injured so he could not bowl the last over, naturally he is a death bowler, that’s the way our season has been going, we are having challenges thrown at us,” Fleming mentioned on the post-match press convention.
“Jadeja was not planned to bowl at the death, but with Bravo getting injured, we did not have any other option. We did well to create a situation where it could have worked for us but we have to keep working hard and turn it around.”
The CSK head coach mentioned Shikhar Dhawan performed nicely however rued the dropped catches because the skilled left-handed opener guided DC home along with his first IPL hundred. “Well, we gave Shikhar Dhawan a few lives, he was playing well, we had opportunities to take his wicket early but we did not take them.
“He was playing aggressively and he was staying right up there with the required run-rate, if we had got him out, we could have put pressure on their middle-lower order, the game might have been different, dropping three-four catches against him was a bit too many.”
He mentioned the workforce did nicely to achieve 179 for 5, because of some good hitting in the direction of the top.
“It was difficult early on, the way we played in the back five was promising, some good hitting from us to get there at 180, we if had taken our chances, it would have been a match-winning score but it was not to be,” he added.