IPL news April 29, 2018

Chahar out for two weeks with hamstring injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

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Deepak Chahar could be out for a couple of weeks - Fleming

Chennai Super Kings fast bowler Deepak Chahar could be out of action for at least two weeks with a hamstring strain sustained during Saturday's match against Mumbai Indians in Pune.

Chahar pulled up injured after bowling the first ball of his third over. He left the field after that delivery and did not return for rest of the match. Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming confirmed the injury during his post-match press conference. "He (Chahar) has had hamstring injuries in the past, he has a pretty good idea when he is in trouble," Fleming said. "Conservatively, it's probably a couple of weeks, which is a bit of a blow."

Fleming also confirmed that Lungi Ngidi, who had flown back to South Africa following the death of his father, has rejoined the squad.

Chahar has played in all seven Super Kings matches so far this season, and has picked six wickets at an average of 25.50, including a match-winning 3 for 15 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is also one of only two Super Kings bowlers with an economy rate of less than eight an over.

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