Former Chennai Super Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja, who has missed his team’s last game against Delhi Capitals owing to an injury, could very well be ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. CSK are left with three more matches and they need to win all three to have a shot at the playoff spot and hope RCB and RR lose their remaining games.
Jadeja did not feature in CSK’s drubbing on DC after the allrounder seemed to have injured his arm while fielding during the team’s game against Royal Challenges Bangalore. Shivam Dube had replaced the spin-bowling allrounder against DC. CSK will be up against already eliminated Mumbai Indians on Thursday followed by games against Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals.
A report in Times of India stated, “The CSK camp assessed his injury for the last couple of days but it hasn’t exactly got better”. The report further adds that CSK may not risk Jadeja further in the tournament knowing that they do have a very bleak chance of qualifying to the playoffs from here on.
Apart from the injury, Jadeja’s own form has been a worrying factor for CSK with the Saurashtra allrounder managing just 116 and five wickets in the 10 matches he has played so far.