IPL 2020: CSK Coach Stephen Fleming Reveals Details of Dwayne Bravo's Injury & Expected Return Date

CSK head coach Stephen Fleming revealed the extent of Dwayne Bravo's injury during the IPL 2020 match against DC in the post-match press conference.

IPL 2020: CSK Coach Stephen Fleming Reveals Details of Dwayne Bravo's Injury & Expected Return Date

There were more than a few eyebrows raised when, with 17 runs to defend in the final over against Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni turned to Ravindra Jadeja instead of death overs specialist Dwayne Bravo. Dhoni had revealed after the match that Bravo had picked up an injury and was therefore not available to bowl the final over but did not divulge any further details on the matter. However, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming revealed the extent of the West Indian all-rounder's injury in the post-match press conference.

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"He (Bravo) seems to have a right groin injury, obviously it was serious enough to keep him from coming back to the field, he is just really disappointed that he was not able to bowl the final over, that’s pretty much for what he is in the team for," Fleming said after the match. (IPL 2020 ORANGE CAP  |  IPL 2020 PURPLE CAP)

"He would have to be reassessed going forward, at this stage, you would imagine that it would take few days or a couple of weeks,” he added.

"Unfortunately Dwayne Bravo got injured so he could not bowl the last over, naturally he is a death bowler, that’s the way our season has been going, we are having challenges thrown at us.

"Jadeja was not planned to bowl at the death, but with Bravo getting injured, we did not have any other option."

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