Stephen Fleming, Chennai Super Kings head coach, has revealed that Dwayne Bravo is suffering from a groin injury and has been ruled out for a few matches.So it is highly impossible to see the CSK’s Allrounder Bravo in rest of the tournament. Csk Squad already had a continuous heart break in absence of players such as Raina, Harbhajan and Rayudu in the early part of the tournament in IPL 2020 which turned to be a major drawback for them in this year .
Replacement for Bravo in CSK:
It’s a positive note that CSK already had a batting all-rounder Sam Curran in their team, but he cannot fill the shoes of Bravo’s death over Skills . But , Chennai Super Kings have two options to replace him , either they can choose between Josh Hazelwood or Imran Tahir in their squad irrespective of Mitchel Santner or Lungi Ngidi.In IPL 2020, the team with best fast bowling attack won the matches like Rabada for Delhi , Lockie Ferguson for KKR then Trent Boult for Mumbai Indians , Chris Morris for RCB. Since, Deepak chahar was used in powerplay overs we cannot expect him to bowl in death as he also failed to perform, in death bowling experiment .So Probably, Bravo was a seam bowler , so CSK have to replace him with Josh Hazelwood as he proved his ability in previous matches for CSK ,with an additional statistics that Abu Dhabi favours the quick bowlers in recent matches ,for example Lockie Fergusan for KKR against SRH .Though Imran Tahir was a top class bowler for CSK , they might use him in upcoming Dubai and Sharjah Matches as both of the pitches are slightly slower compared to Abu Dhabi .So there are some high chances that CSK might shuffle Tahir and Hazelwood in the rest of the tournament for CSK depends on the situation.
Probable Playing XI of CSK against RR:
MS Dhoni(c & wk), Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav/ Jagadeesan, SamCurran,Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur,Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazelwood.