Things are just not falling into place for Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing IPL 2020. On Saturday, they were in a great position to win their clash against Delhi Capitals but eventually ended up losing the game by five wickets. With 20 runs to defend in the last two overs, Sam Curran bowled a brilliant 19th over and conceded just four.
But Ravindra Jadeja failed to defend 16 in the final over as Axar Patel took him to the cleaners by smashing him for three sixes. What would hurt CSK more is that their death-overs specialist Dwayne Bravo could not bowl the over despite being in the playing eleven.
The West Indies was off the field due to an injury and MS Dhoni had to give the ball to Jadeja. Prior to going off the field, Dwayne Bravo had bowled three overs for 23 runs and had taken the important wicket of Shreyas Iyer.
Stephen Fleming on Dwayne Bravo’s injury:
Following the game, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming gave an worrying update on Bravo’s injury, saying that it was a serious one. Fleming also revealed the injury, stating that it was a right groin one. The former New Zealand captain also said that the injury could sideline Dwayne Bravo for a couple of weeks.
“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. 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,” Fleming said during the post-match press conference.
“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. He would have to be reassessed going forward, at this stage, you would imagine that it would take few days or a couple of weeks,” he added.