Champions League T20 news October 9, 2012

Injured Dwayne Bravo, Tharanga out of Champions League

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo will not take part in the Champions League for Chennai Super Kings due to a thigh strain. He has been replaced by the Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara in the squad that is already in South Africa.

Bravo played in the World Twenty20 final in Colombo which West Indies won by 36 runs against Sri Lanka. Super Kings have also lost batsman S Anirudha, who will be out of action for six weeks after fracturing his right clavicle during the Challenger Trophy in Rajkot. He has been replaced by the left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati.

Upul Tharanga, the Sri Lanka opening batsman, will be out of action for Uva Next due to a broken finger. He has been replaced by Ashan Priyanjan, the right-handed batsman, who led Sri Lanka in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. Priyanjan didn't play in the Sri Lanka Premier League Twenty20 tournament held in August, which Uva won to qualify for the Champions League.

Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow was ruled out due to a wrist injury and his replacement is the 18-year old wicketkeeper Ed Wilson.

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  • Dummy4 on October 11, 2012, 3:40 GMT

    @rs garcia did you write this contract or read the contract seem to be too well informed....dude just stop callling the bluff if you have proof then show it...or else just watch the fun...

  • Ahmad on October 9, 2012, 20:59 GMT

    TnT all de way. I hope they Do well and show everyone they can win with out Narine and Pollard and Bravo. People forgot NArine wasnt in TnT when they reach the Final in the CL. but they had BRavo and Pollard, but i hope they will peform well.

  • joel on October 9, 2012, 19:05 GMT

    @rsgarcia, Never mind the haters. Some (Met)men lead lives of quiet desperation, and prefer to rage against the darkness rather than light a candle. And to that particular fan, the word is "biased", when used in that context, not "bias".

  • Dummy4 on October 9, 2012, 15:26 GMT

    Replace Bravo with Dougie now team will become a mini aussie team with left and right combo deadly attack from dougie and hilfy. kula should be a back up.

  • Narasimha on October 9, 2012, 15:22 GMT

    Now does CSK gets to keep the $150000 they were to pay T&T to avail Bravo's services. Money matters, you know!!!???

  • Rhonda on October 9, 2012, 14:05 GMT

    @Metman, it's my understanding they didn't choose the clubs. They were quite willing to play for T&T. However, the IPL teams insisted that they play, or T&T players would face sanctions if they tried to get IPL contracts. They also wrote it into their second year contracts that they had to play for the IPL teams in the CL if they played in the IPL, a direct contravention of the CL law that allows players the choice of playing for their home team, and asks the IPL teams to pay the home team for their services if they choose to play for the IPL team instead.

  • Mafaz on October 9, 2012, 13:47 GMT

    My CSK team is: 1.hussey 2.vijay 3.Raina 4. Dhoni 5.badrinath 6.Jadeja 7.Morkel 8.Ashwin 9.Hilfenhaus 10.Bollinger 11. Kulasekara/Jakati/fad du plessis

  • James on October 9, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    Why arne't Bravo, Narine and Pollard playing for T & T? Surely it defeats the purpose of including a national team if the club sides can cherry pick their best players.

  • Dummy4 on October 9, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    I guess this is kind of blessing in disguise... now we have the opportunity to play both Dougie and Hifly in the XI... so the XI should look like this

    Monk, Faf/Hussey, Raina, Badri, Dhoni, Jadeja, Albie, Ashwin, Jakati, Dougie, Hify/Kula

    2 Genuine fast bowlers, 2 Genuine Spinners, 1 Fast Bowling All rounder and 1 Spinning All rounder + we have Raina to bowl when needed... Should be competitive team this... Go Chennai, vetri namadhe :-)

  • Dummy4 on October 9, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    Good to know Shadab Jakati is in....He should get more chace...I think KKR or DD have good chance to win CLT20

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