Deepak Chahar all but ruled out of IPL 2024 as CSK CEO delivers worrying update, Mayank Yadav doubtful too

Updated - 05 May 2024, 08:09 AM

Deepak Chahar, Mayank Yadav
Deepak Chahar, Mayank Yadav

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Deepak Chahar and Mayank Yadav are unlikely to play any more games in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, according to reports. 

Both the pacers had to walk off the field in their last games after suffering injuries. On 30 April, Mayank Yadav bowled 3.1 overs against Mumbai Indians before walking off the field with a suspected abdomen injury. It was his first IPL game April 7 when he had to leave the field against Gujarat Titans due to the same injury. According to a report in Cricbuzz, the Lucknow Super Giants pacer is unlikely to feature again this season.

On the other hand, Deepak Chahar suffered a suspected hamstring injury earlier this week while bowling against Punjab Kings. He could bowl just two deliveries before walking off the field. Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan has delivered a worrying update on the pacer. He also said that while the fast-bowler is still not out of the tournament, he is definitely doubtful.

"Deepak injury is not looking good. I will not say he is ruled out of the season but doubtful," said Viswanathan before stating that the Rajasthan pacer has not travelled to Dharamsala for the upcoming game against Punjab Kings.

"He has stayed back in Chennai," Viswanathan confirmed. "We're waiting for a report from the medical team."

Earlier this week, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming had also expressed his concern over the bowler's injury, saying: "Deepak Chahar doesn't look good. (The) initial feeling wasn't great, so I'm hoping for a more positive report when the physio and doc have a look."

Huge blow for CSK:

The injury to Deepak Chahar is a huge blow for CSK who are dealing with other injury concerns as well. Fast-bowlers Matheesha Pathirana and Tushar Deshpande missed the last game against Punjab Kings due to a niggle and flu respectively.

Both the players have traveled to Dharamsala for the forthcoming game but their availability for the match is still not confirmed as Viswanathan said: "We will know about their availability only on Sunday."

CSK have lost the services of Mustafizur Rahman as well. The game against Punjab Kings on May 1 was his last of the season as he returned home to join the Bangladesh team for their ongoing five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe.

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