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  • POSTED BY Fanof2020 on | April 29, 2014, 0:51 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY CricketMaan on | April 23, 2014, 14:37 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.

  • POSTED BY SamWintson92 on | April 23, 2014, 13:51 GMT

    Continued...

    Batsman: Alex Hales

    All rounder: Ryan McLaren

    Pacer: Doug Bollinger, Kyle Mills

  • POSTED BY SamWintson92 on | April 23, 2014, 13:49 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

  • POSTED BY Shridharan.S on | April 23, 2014, 12:42 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.

  • POSTED BY kiwicricketnut on | April 23, 2014, 7:40 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.

  • POSTED BY on | April 23, 2014, 6:02 GMT

    I hope Mr. Dhoni dev your filding side

  • POSTED BY on | April 22, 2014, 17:30 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

  • POSTED BY on | April 22, 2014, 14:51 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY on | April 22, 2014, 14:47 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?

  • POSTED BY ARad on | April 22, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    Everyone is looking past Dwayne Smith who seems to be as good as many Indian dibbly-dobblers who are dime a dozen in IPL. That means Badree, Hilfy or even Matt Henry can be slotted in as the 4th bowler depending on the pitch.

  • POSTED BY GoCho on | April 22, 2014, 13:18 GMT

    Trouble for CSK is they are light on overseas bowling all rounders. Albie and Morris arent around while Hilfy, Badree and Henry cant bat. Though Hilfy bowled really well against DD, he honestly cant fit into the team, especially when Pandey and Mohit seem capable enough to bowl 4 decent overs each. So they need to get Hastings and Badree in for Hilfy and Faf. Jadeja at 6 does make the tail longer but with Ashwin and Hastings to come after that I doubt it would be too much of a problem

  • POSTED BY on | April 22, 2014, 12:07 GMT

    Missing Bravo will be a blessing in disguise for CSK. In the present line up , CSK need a specialist bowler like Hilfy or Badree depending on the match condition. With 4 specialist batsmen, Dhoni and Jadeja to follow, batting is more or less settled.

  • POSTED BY A.Ak on | April 22, 2014, 11:24 GMT

    He is one of the underrated players in the world. CSK knows him and used him well. He will be missed for sure for his batting, bowling, fielding and his dance moves.

  • POSTED BY MrCricketFan1981 on | April 22, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    C'mon CSK, time to sign up Myburgh or Kevin O Brien. Surprise the other teams!!!

  • POSTED BY mushi333 on | April 22, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    sad news for all D.J fan. hope he will recover as soon as possiable .

  • POSTED BY leleraja on | April 22, 2014, 10:58 GMT

    Is a substitution or replacement possible for Bravo??

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | April 22, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    Azhar Mahmood can be a good option for 1 year, provided his county contracts allow so. Or else they be fine without replacing Bravo with any player. The batting is good enough and the bowling will look far better when India leg of the Tournament starts.

  • POSTED BY on | April 22, 2014, 7:52 GMT

    Since Bravo is out, CSK can look at the Pool of Un-auctioned players and choose one. I want them to look for Bollinger.

  • POSTED BY ssenthil on | April 22, 2014, 7:37 GMT

    Recover soon Bravo. Without Albie Morkel now CSK don't have any fast bowling all rounder. But CSK can sign a player as Bravo has been ruled out of this tournament and I think N Pooran may be a good player? He is too young may be, but I don't think any other all rounders left to be signed. or why don't CSK sign RP Singh which will give the flexibility to play Badree can leave out Hilfy during India leg. RP Singh is one of the leading wicket taker in IPL and he would be another bargain buy likes of B Aparajith (INR 10 lakh), Matt Henry (INR 30 lakh), Ronit More (INR 10 lakh), Samuel Badree (INR 30 lakh), Pawan Negi (INR 10 lakh),John Hastings (INR 50 lakh), Vijay Shankar (INR 10 lakh) and Mithun Manhas (INR 30 lakh). their highest buy is Faf du Plessis (INR 4.75 crore). Wasted buy are A Nehra for 2 crore. CSK will look for either a SA or WI all rounder as a replacement player for Bravo. Who are available? I can think of N Pooran only

  • POSTED BY on | April 22, 2014, 4:03 GMT

    I guess Ben Hilfenhaus has to provide goods with the ball. Faf is an able replacement for Bravo with respect to the batting side of things

  • POSTED BY srinideva on | April 22, 2014, 3:02 GMT

    Get well soon superman...we'll miss you. ..

  • POSTED BY android_user on | April 22, 2014, 1:59 GMT

    ryan mclaren, kyle mills, bollinger, luke wright, alex hales or david weise is good option...

  • POSTED BY nainil0683 on | April 21, 2014, 20:08 GMT

    Means a chance for other players to step up and perform

  • POSTED BY leleraja on | April 21, 2014, 19:37 GMT

    Bravo will be missed... What is the policy for replacing injured players in this IPL?

  • POSTED BY D-Coach on | April 21, 2014, 19:24 GMT

    @siddharth_r2001: The friendly and fun filled environment. CSK needs jovial environment in and out which has been lighten up my many payers over the years like Muralidharan, etc. I am not talking about the caliber of Sachin or Lara but D.Bravo brings different flavor with his unique attitude.

  • POSTED BY Nadeem1976 on | April 21, 2014, 19:16 GMT

    great news for new comers in the team.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | April 21, 2014, 19:00 GMT

    Even if he isn't in the playing xi, he's an asset in the dressing room, as dhoni said 'sad to not have him in feeding room '

  • POSTED BY on | April 21, 2014, 18:50 GMT

    We will miss a good team player/entertainer in CSK. Get well and come back soon.

  • POSTED BY BigINDFan on | April 21, 2014, 18:45 GMT

    This is a blow for CSK since they lost their best all-rounder. But it opens up the 4th overseas spot for Badree/Hilfenhaus which CSK desperately needs given their weak bowling. Game against DD should not fool the fans into thinking CSK bowling is good.Well at least Pandey came in for Never again Nehra :-)

  • POSTED BY android_user on | April 21, 2014, 18:38 GMT

    Big blow for CSK and good news for other teams

  • POSTED BY Dragonboyz on | April 21, 2014, 18:32 GMT

    @Tanuj Injury to any player is a bad news. Even though he is player from ur opponent team dont say these words

  • POSTED BY siddharth_r2001 on | April 21, 2014, 18:32 GMT

    @D-Coach: What "asset with his presence" are you talking about? What 'asset' is he going to be with an injured shoulder? As regards the "with his presence", this is Dwayne Bravo we are speaking of, not Brian Lara or Sachin Tendulkar!

  • POSTED BY msankar on | April 21, 2014, 18:31 GMT

    Do CSK has an option to pick platers from unsold players list to replace Bravo ?

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | April 21, 2014, 18:29 GMT

    though it is bad news for him and CSK, but good for opponents....

  • POSTED BY D-Coach on | April 21, 2014, 16:41 GMT

    The flavor of Caribbean who can fit and gel into any team in the world with his all-around skills. Eventhough he is not playing in the 11 still D.Bravo is an asset with his presence for CSK.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | April 21, 2014, 16:30 GMT

    Thanks for good news

  • POSTED BY android_user on | April 21, 2014, 16:12 GMT

    very bad ....

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  • POSTED BY Fanof2020 on | April 29, 2014, 0:51 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY CricketMaan on | April 23, 2014, 14:37 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.

  • POSTED BY SamWintson92 on | April 23, 2014, 13:51 GMT

    Continued...

    Batsman: Alex Hales

    All rounder: Ryan McLaren

    Pacer: Doug Bollinger, Kyle Mills

  • POSTED BY SamWintson92 on | April 23, 2014, 13:49 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

  • POSTED BY Shridharan.S on | April 23, 2014, 12:42 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.

  • POSTED BY kiwicricketnut on | April 23, 2014, 7:40 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.

  • POSTED BY on | April 23, 2014, 6:02 GMT

    I hope Mr. Dhoni dev your filding side

  • POSTED BY on | April 22, 2014, 17:30 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

  • POSTED BY on | April 22, 2014, 14:51 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY on | April 22, 2014, 14:47 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?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | April 21, 2014, 16:12 GMT

    very bad ....

  • POSTED BY android_user on | April 21, 2014, 16:30 GMT

    Thanks for good news

  • POSTED BY D-Coach on | April 21, 2014, 16:41 GMT

    The flavor of Caribbean who can fit and gel into any team in the world with his all-around skills. Eventhough he is not playing in the 11 still D.Bravo is an asset with his presence for CSK.

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | April 21, 2014, 18:29 GMT

    though it is bad news for him and CSK, but good for opponents....

  • POSTED BY msankar on | April 21, 2014, 18:31 GMT

    Do CSK has an option to pick platers from unsold players list to replace Bravo ?

  • POSTED BY siddharth_r2001 on | April 21, 2014, 18:32 GMT

    @D-Coach: What "asset with his presence" are you talking about? What 'asset' is he going to be with an injured shoulder? As regards the "with his presence", this is Dwayne Bravo we are speaking of, not Brian Lara or Sachin Tendulkar!

  • POSTED BY Dragonboyz on | April 21, 2014, 18:32 GMT

    @Tanuj Injury to any player is a bad news. Even though he is player from ur opponent team dont say these words

  • POSTED BY android_user on | April 21, 2014, 18:38 GMT

    Big blow for CSK and good news for other teams

  • POSTED BY BigINDFan on | April 21, 2014, 18:45 GMT

    This is a blow for CSK since they lost their best all-rounder. But it opens up the 4th overseas spot for Badree/Hilfenhaus which CSK desperately needs given their weak bowling. Game against DD should not fool the fans into thinking CSK bowling is good.Well at least Pandey came in for Never again Nehra :-)

  • POSTED BY on | April 21, 2014, 18:50 GMT

    We will miss a good team player/entertainer in CSK. Get well and come back soon.

IPL 2014 April 21, 2014

Injured Bravo to miss rest of IPL

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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.