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IPL 2024 – Deepak Chahar’s injury not looking good, says CSK coach Stephen Fleming



IPL 2024 - Deepak Chahar's injury not looking good, says CSK coach Stephen Fleming

Chennai Tremendous Kings’ depleting bowling shares have disrupted their stability as they enter the enterprise finish of IPL 2024, their head coach Stephen Fleming has mentioned.

Deepak Chahar, who had missed two video games with a niggle earlier on this season, bowled simply two balls on Wednesday night towards Punjab Kings earlier than pulling up and leaving the sector. Whereas Shardul Thakur stuffed in for him and accomplished the over, Chahar did not return. CSK have been already with out Matheesha Pathirana, who was out with a niggle and Tushar Deshpande, who did not even journey to the bottom due to flu.

Whereas Fleming did not specify the character – and extent – of Chahar’s harm, he steered that early indicators weren’t promising.

“Yeah, the travelogue is fairly busy,” Fleming mentioned after CSK misplaced to Punjab by seven wickets. “There’s a variety of ins and outs. So, Deepak Chahar would not look good. The preliminary feeling wasn’t nice. So, I am hoping for a extra constructive report when the physio and the physician take a look.”

The Sri Lankan pair of Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana can also be set to fly out to Colombo for visa work forward of the T20 World Cup within the USA and the West Indies. CSK, although, are hopeful of getting them again for his or her reverse fixture towards PBKS in Dharamsala on Could 5. Mustafizur Rahman’s IPL stint, in the meantime, ended with Wednesday’s match. He’ll now hyperlink up with the Bangladesh aspect for his or her residence T20I sequence towards Zimbabwe, which begins on Could 3.

“The Sri Lankan boys are off to get their visas,” Fleming mentioned. “We’re hoping that their course of is clean and we get them again for the subsequent recreation up north. Richard Gleeson was good and it was a constructive. Shedding Fizz [Mustafizur] is disappointing, there’s lots taking place is not it?

“Tushar has a little bit of flu going round as effectively. So we have needed to make a couple of modifications, which is uncommon. Once more, that is a part of it and once more we now have received the sources. Simply they have not had the sport time to be actually snug with their roles and us to be snug with a recreation plan, which we’re combating a bit of.”

On his IPL debut, Gleeson, 36, swung the brand new ball each methods, and supplied CSK with one of many three wickets they took on Wednesday. Gleeson additionally has yorkers and bouncers in his repertoire however past him and Pathirana, CSK do not have a specialist abroad seamer of their squad.

Former New Zealand quick bowler and ESPNcricinfo skilled Mitchell McClenaghan steered that left-arm fingerspinner Mitchell Santner could possibly be an possibility for CSK once they come up towards PBKS in spherical two on Sunday.

“Gleeson is an efficient new-ball bowler and might swing the ball each methods and had a bit of little bit of zip and one hit Dhoni’s gloves arduous,” McClenaghan mentioned on Timeout, ESPNcricinfo’s evaluation present. “He was spectacular in his first outing within the IPL in troublesome situations. So he’s going to be good from there and it is what you do with the opposite spot. Mustafizur is gone. If Pathirana is out for multiple recreation, I might most likely have a look at taking part in Mitchell Santner towards Punjab. As a result of you may bowl him within the powerplay to Jonny Bairstow and Prabhsimran [Singh] and for those who get Rilee Rossouw out, he might be operator within the center.”

Mukesh Choudhary, who has performed only one aggressive recreation for the reason that begin of 2023, and Simarjeet Singh, who hasn’t performed any aggressive matches in that interval, are among the many Indian bowling choices together with Maharashtra legspinner Prashant Solanki, who was on the subs bench for Wednesday’s fixture.

Reshuffling of personnel apart, CSK rejigged their batting line-up towards PBKS, with Daryl Mitchell, who had scored a half-century towards Sunrisers Hyderabad from No. 3, sliding all the way down to No. 8. CSK aimed to stem a collapse on a sluggish floor by slotting in Sameer Rizvi as Affect Participant, changing Ajinkya Rahane, however he laboured to 21 off 23 balls. At one level, CSK went 55 balls and not using a single boundary off the bat – the longest stretch this season, beating Gujarat Titans’ 38 towards Delhi Capitals. Fleming tried to make sense of these strikes.

“The Dube issue is the one [reason],” Fleming mentioned. “So for those who get to 6 overs, that is the right time for him to return in. The following factor is with left-right [combination], we would like [Ravindra] Jadeja, who has received a constructive function as effectively, to return in and take them [the spinners] on as effectively. However they bowled effectively. The Rizvi one, we’ll talk about a bit of bit extra, could go the opposite means round with that one however once more he is constructive and his means to hit sixes in coaching has definitely been good. However there is a temperament a part of that as effectively that younger gamers have to study. So we now have received a bit of knowledge from that.

“The casualty was Mitchell taking place the order. What we learnt from the primary a part of the event was if it goes too low, there are different gamers – Moeen Ali and MS [Dhoni] – who can push the sport alongside. So the window closes there nevertheless it was very a lot getting the ways proper for what we wished to do within the center. And that was to interrupt their spinners up however they gained that competitors.”

Deivarayan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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