In a major relief to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan has confirmed that Ambati Rayudu and Deepak Chahar will be available for selection against RCB. Rayudu had to retire hurt against Mumbai Indians (MI) after getting hit on the arm of the delivery of Adam Milne. Chahar, on the other hand, was seen limping while bowling his final over. Giving an update on Rayudu’s injury, Viswanathan said the X-ray reports of Rayudu have ruled out any fracture and the batter is expected to be fit before CSK’s next game on Friday.
“His X-ray report showed no fracture and considering that we have few days before we play the next game against RCB, he should be available for selection,” he said.
He also confirmed that Chahar was struggling with cramps during the match and there is nothing to be concerned about. Meanwhile, CSK didn’t had a great start to the match and lost 4 wickets inside the powerplay. It was only the efforts of Ruturaj Gaikwad, who stroked a magnificent 88 to take CSK to 154 before the bowlers helped them restrict Mumbai 20 runs short of the target.
At the post-match conference, Gaikwad said, “This is my fifth Man of the Match award in 13 games. Obviously, the situation was tough, we had lost our top order. It was about taking responsibility and finding a way to reach 120-130. I spent some time in the middle and reassessed the target.”
Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar were the stars with the ball and accounted for three and two wickets respectively. After the match, Bravo said that Mumbai is the best team of IPL and every game against them is like a final.
“It’s a good feeling, obviously against MI it’s the toughest team in IPL and it’s like a final playing against them, always a good feeling to win. Just tried to protect myself in the last stages of CPL and when I came over here, just had one bowling session which was yesterday, and happy to get 4 overs through today. “Now I bat lower down the order with the batting line-up like CSK, for me, it’s just about trying to get the momentum and try to capitalize, adjust and adapt,” Bravo told the host broadcaster after the match.