Chennai Super Kings (CSK) missed Dwayne Bravo against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Saturday in IPL 2020. Bravo went out of the ground due to injury and under compulsion captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had to take the last over with Ravindra Jadeja. The team suffered a five-wicket defeat in this match. The injury to the all-rounder has been reported by team coach Stephen Fleming. He said that Bravo is struggling with groin injury. For this reason, he could not bowl in the last over against Delhi. They may take a few days or even weeks to recover.
Shreyas Iyer led Delhi team to win by five wickets with one ball remaining. Delhi were to score 17 runs in the last over. Ravindra Jadeja did this over in Bravo’s absence. Akshar Patel hit the Delhi team with three sixes. He remained unbeaten on 21 runs off just five balls. Opener batsman Shikhar Dhawan hit an unbeaten 101 runs. This is his first century in IPL.
After the match, Fleming said that unfortunately Dwayne Bravo was injured. So he could not bowl the last over. Naturally he is a death bowler, the way our season is going, we are facing a lot of challenges. There was no plan to bowl Jadeja at the end, but after Bravo was injured, we had no other option.
Fleming said that Bravo has groin injury. The injury is serious because he could not return to the field again. He is disappointed for not throwing the last over. He is in the team for the same work. Bravo may also take a few days or weeks to recover.
Dhawan, who scored a century in the match, got many lives. Fleming many of his catches, Fleming said that we gave some life to Shikhar Dhawan. He was playing well. We had opportunities to take his wickets early, but we could not redeem him. He was batting aggressively and maintaining the required run-rate. If we dismissed them, their middle and lower order could be pressured and the result of the match could be different.