Fresh blow to Chennai! Injury-prone Deepak Chahar suffers niggle to miss CSK vs KKR clash

Fresh blow to Chennai! Injury-prone Deepak Chahar suffers niggle to miss CSK vs KKR clash

CSK won the toss and choose to bowl first as they eye full points against KKR

CSK are gearing up to take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in an epic IPL 2024 clash at the Chepauk Stadium. CSK, who are coming off a loss against DC, will look to bounce back against the in-form Kolkata Knight Riders. Chennai suffered a new blow as Deepak Chahar was ruled out of the highly contested CSK vs KKR clash.

After winning the toss and choosing to field Chennai Super Kings captain Ruturaj Gaikwad revealed that the team suffered a huge blow with Deepak Chahar being out of the clash with the niggle. Earlier, Matheesha Pathirana was also ruled out with an injury. However, on a positive note, Mustafizur Rahman is back in the lineup.

“They are playing a good brand of cricket, we want to keep things simple and want to focus on ourselves. Pathirana is not available, Mustafizur is back. Deepak has a niggle so he misses out, Shardul comes in and Rizvi comes back.” said Ruturaj.

Major blow for CSK

Deepak Chahar has featured in all four matches for CSK thus far. However, the right-arm pacer hasn’t quite hit his stride, managing just four wickets with an economy rate of 9.16. Chahar has a long list of injuries; last season he suffered a hamstring injury that ruled him out for six matches, and he missed the entire 2022 season due to a back injury.

CSK Playing XI:

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w), Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana

Impact Subs: Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Nishant Sindhu

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