India vs Sri Lanka: Deepak Chahar ruled out, expected to make return in IPL 2022
Updated on: Sep 2, 2022 11:21 am IST
The fast bowling all rounders are generally gaining much importance in world cricket due to their capability to contribute in SENA (South Africa England New Zealand Australia) countries. From the perspective of Indian team, the likes of Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, and Shardul Thakur are looked upon as the back up options for Hardik Pandya in limited overs cricket. But here is the latest update about Deepak Chahar for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.
Deepak Chahar Ruled out of India vs Sri Lanka Series
Deepak Chahar, who has been a consistent wicket taker in the powerplay overs for the Indian team as well as Chennai Super Kings has sustained a Grade 1 Tear Hamstring injury during 3rd T20I against West Indies at Kolkata on 20th February. It all happened when Deepak was in full flow and took 2 wickets of the West Indies openers Kyle Mayers and Shai Hope. In the 3rd over of the innings, Deepak pulled up during a run up to his delivery and left the field and could not take part in the remaining part of the fixture.
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The injury is said to be Grade 1 Tear, and it may take upto 5-6 weeks for Chahar to return to the cricket field after proper rehabilitation. With IPL 2022 in a month’s time, it is expected that Chahar may miss the first few league matches, with keeping in mind T20 World Cup scheduled later in the year.
3 Key Bowlers for India in IND vs SL 2022 T20I Series
In the absence of Chahar, here are the 3 bowlers who can be the key to victory for the Indian team.
1. Jasprit Bumrah
The fast bowler is making a return to the Indian team after a fine performance in South Africa series. With T20I as his forte, he will look to be at his finest in this series.
2. Ravindra Jadeja
The bowling all rounder will be vital to the team’s performances in this series due to his ability to keep putting pressure by his perfect line lengths.
3. Ravi Bishnoi
The youngster was terrific in his debut T20I series against West Indies and will be an interesting prospect for the Indian team in this series.