The high-flying Chennai Super Kings were brought down at Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday by Mumbai Indians as the defending champions suffered 37 runs defeat in the encounter. Apart from the defeat, CSK also suffered a big blow as Dwayne Bravo gets ruled out for two weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during the clash against Mumbai Indians.
Dwayne Bravo pulled out his hamstring during the game against Mumbai Indians. He was seen limping during the match. After the match, CSK skipper MS Dhoni hinted about it when he said: “He (Bravo) has a hamstring problem, so we’ll have to see the combination”. The 35-years old star all-rounder went for 29 runs in his last over against Mumbai Indians and was off colour with the bat too.
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Meanwhile, New Zealand’s all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn was seen sweating out in the optional practice session and is likely to feature against KXIP tomorrow.
The defending champions are already missing out the services of South African pacer L Ngidi and England pace battery D Willey. While Willey pulled out of the tournament due to personal reasons, L Ngidi got ruled out of Vivo IPL 2019 due to an injury.
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Chennai Super Kings-
MS Dhoni (C), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, S Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Kings Xi Punjab –
Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, C Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (D: H Viljoen)