Dwayne Bravo Out of IPL 2020

CSK all-rounder injured

Kieron Pollard celebrates a wicket for the West Indies

Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the rest of the 2020 Indian Premier League.

Bravo has been sidelined by a groin injury sustained during 17 October's fixture against the Delhi Capitals.

“No, Bravo isn't playing any more part this time round and the groin injury has ruled him out. He will be flying back home in a day or two,” Super Kings chief executive officer Kasi Viswanathan told ESPNcricinfo.

Bravo's IPL Record

Seamer Bravo is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the history of the IPL. He has also played for the Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians – and taken 153 wickets in 140 matches. Only the Mumbai Indians' Lasith Malinga, Delhi Capitals' Amit Mishra and Chennai's Piyush Chawla have taken more.

CSK's 2020 Campaign

Chennai's 2020 IPL campaign has been hampered by high-profile absentees, including spinner Harbhajan Singh and batsman Suresh Raina.

The Super Kings are currently at the bottom of the tournament's eight-team standings. They have won just three matches in 10 attempts. They beat the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the first match of the IPL 2020. Mumbai and Chennai will meet again on 21 October 2020.

“We tried a few things – that is one thing you don't want to do, you don't want to do too many chopping and changes because what really happens is after three to four, or five, games you are not really sure about anything,” CSK captain MS Dhoni told Star Sports recently.

“So you want to give guys a fair go. Then if you are not performing, you switch and go back to somebody else and then you give him the same kind of run. Insecurity is something that you don't really want to prevail in the dressing room.

“This season, we were not really there. And, also, there were a few chances to the youngsters and maybe we didn't see the kind of spark that they could have given us to say, okay, push out the experienced guy and maybe make some space for the youngsters.”

CSK have won the the IPL three times. This year's tournament is being hosted in the United Arab Emirates, not India. The competition is being played without spectators, as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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