IPL 2014 April 21, 2014

Injured Bravo to miss rest of IPL

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies and Chennai Super Kings allrounder, is set to be sidelined for at least four weeks due to a shoulder problem. Bravo sustained the injury when attempting a catch on the boundary in Super Kings' first match of the season, against Kings XI Punjab on Friday.

Ahead of the match against Delhi Daredevils, MS Dhoni, the Super Kings captain, said Bravo would be out for "4-5 weeks". "Sad that he won't be part of the dressing room, hope he recovers soon," Dhoni said.

Bravo was one of the five players retained by Super Kings this season, after a strong show in 2013 when he took a league-leading 32 wickets. He played every match for Super Kings last season, and was expected to be among the first picks for the side this year as well. He came into this tournament after a World Twenty20 in which he had been in sparkling form with the bat.

Super Kings have usually preferred to have several overseas allrounders in their line-up, but in Bravo's absence they are lacking a foreign player who can turn the game with both bat and ball.

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  • Ganesan on April 28, 2014, 23:51 GMT

    How about Ravi Bopara. He is a good batsman and a decent medium pace bowler.

  • Sriram on April 23, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    A like to like replacement is very tough! Luke Wright doesn't bowl that well although can bat very well. Me thinking Flem-MSD will go for a kiwi/sa/aus allrounder unless Bravo has a windies player in mind.

  • Sam on April 23, 2014, 12:51 GMT


    Batsman: Alex Hales

    All rounder: Ryan McLaren

    Pacer: Doug Bollinger, Kyle Mills

  • Sam on April 23, 2014, 12:49 GMT

    CSK should select a replacemy player in place of Dwayne Bravo. I'll consider the following options of unsold players:

    Batsman: Adam Voges, Martin Guptill

    Allrounder: Azhar Mahmood, Luke Wright, Andrew McDonald, James Franklin, Roelof Van Der Merwe, David Wiese,

    Pacer: Shaun Tait, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jerome Taylor, Juan Rusty Theron

    Spinner: Imran Tahir

  • Shridharan on April 23, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    I think Stephen Fleming was spot on in buying John Hastings in the Auction. He wanted a back-up in the squad and Hastings certainly fits the bill as an all-rounder. He may not be the same as Dwayne Bravo but he is someone like a Morris. He bowls at a very good pace and is no mug with the bat. His yorkers are something to watch out for.

  • jared on April 23, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    allrounders are impossible to replace so bravo will be a big loss but i'd love to see henry get a go, they seem to have the batting depth and henry is no slouch with the bat either but his bowling is exceptional, the indian batsmen found that out the hard way this summer, be interesting to see how he goes on foreign decks.

  • Dummy4 on April 23, 2014, 5:02 GMT

    I hope Mr. Dhoni dev your filding side

  • Dummy4 on April 22, 2014, 16:30 GMT

    Chennai can have an option of 5 players who can fire up in this tournament . Players like Myburgh, Tahir, Luke Wright, Hales and Graeme Swann can make a comeback

  • Dummy4 on April 22, 2014, 13:51 GMT

    Smith to step up and take up the role of bravo.

  • Dummy4 on April 22, 2014, 13:47 GMT

    1. McCullum 2. Smith 3. Raina 4. Fauf 5. Dhoni 6. Jadeja 7. Aswin 8 Mohit 9 Iswar 10 Badree or Hilfenhaus with Henry to play in place of Hilfy or Badree looks ok [11. Mithun (?)] on paper. But the real problem could be McCullum who can be inconsistent. Also Indian fast bowling is raw. Hilfy is okay but not like Chris Morris. Why did they go for Mithun?

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