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In the very first over of Saturday’s second match at Wankhede, Deepak Chahar got hamstring injury. Chahar came in to bowl the first over, felt a problem in his leg after the 5th ball. After that, CSK physio came on the field. Chahar left the field after bowling the last ball. It appeared to be a hamstring injury. However, no official information has come regarding this yet. Only after it comes to the fore will it be known how serious the injury of this right-arm fast bowler is.
On the other hand, Ben Stokes reportedly suffered a ankle injury. Stokes suffered pain in his heel post practice session at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. He has to rest for 10 days. While Moeen Ali was not well to take part in the game as he is suffering from food poisoning. That’s why CSK were without all-rounder Stokes and Moeen Ali in the previous game against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023.
Now as per a report, Chahar will remain on the sidelines for some time and the team will miss his services in IPL 2023 for a while. It adds that Ben Stokes will remain out of action for one week. But Moeen Ali is likely to play the next game. In place of these two Englishmen CSK have brought in an experienced batter from the city Ajinkya Rahane and all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius in their playing xi.
However, a win would take CSK to the top of the table and they would need all the help that they can get. Meanwhile, even in the absence of Chahar, Stokes and Moeen Ali, CSK defeated the record IPL champs without many complications. Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane were on song with the ball and the bat respectively to guide their side to a much-needed second win of their campaign.