The latest Cricketer to join the list of players to be ruled out of the IPL owing to an injury is CSK’s Dwayne Bravo, who, according to CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan, has suffered a Grade 1 tear to his right groin and will be leaving the UAE on Thursday.
The injury to Bravo took place in the game against Delhi Capitals, in which Bravo was unable to bowl the last over as he had hobbled off the field and could not return. As a result, Dhoni had to opt for Ravindra Jadeja as the option for the last over, in which Axar Patel smashed the required runs for DC to win with 1 ball to spare.
“He is out of the IPL. He has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 tear in the right groin,” Viswanathan said. According to Viswanathan, the veteran all-rounder has been provided a rehabilitation program with an estimated recovery time of 2-3 weeks.
Bravo’s injury also raises issues for the West Indies team management due to the fact that the allrounder was picked last week as part of their squad for the three-match T20I series in New Zealand in November.
As per the proposed schedule the three T20Is will be played on November 27 in Auckland and on November 29 and 30 in Mount Maunganui.