Suresh Raina to miss CSK’s next two matches

PTI Chennai | Updated on February 26, 2019

Suresh Raina takes the catch of KKR’s Sunil Narine off the bowling of Harbhajan Singh during the IPL 2018 cricket match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 10.   -  The Hindu

Suffered injury while taking a single off Sunil Narine’s bowling during match against KKR

Suresh Raina will miss Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) next two games in the ongoing IPL after sustaining a calf muscle injury during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the M A Chidambaram stadium here on Tuesday. The news was announced on CSK’s website.

The left-hander suffered the injury while taking a single off Sunil Narine’s bowling and limped off. He struggled to run subsequently and holed out off Narine’s bowling.

CSK next play Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on April 15 and Rajasthan Royals in a home game on April 20. The team is already missing the services of all-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who was ruled out of the tournament on Monday, due to a hamstring injury sustained in the match against Mumbai Indians.

Also, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is recovering from a slight side strain and opener Murali Vijay is finding his way back to full fitness after taking a knock in the ribs early during the pre-tournament camp, CSK batting coach Mike Hussey said at a press conference ahead of the KKR game.

The two-time champions had begun their home leg on a winning note after having beaten holders Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener on April 7. Meanwhile, the Cauvery water dispute yesterday forced the BCCI to shift CSK’s remaining home games to Pune as the state administration expressed inability to ensure adequate security arrangements for IPL matches.

Massive protests were witnessed on Tuesday ahead of the match between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders and a protestor flung a shoe at CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja during the game. Raina on his part, wrote on Twitter that he would miss playing in Chennai. “Will miss playing on our home ground and entertaining our #Chennai fans this season...You are always in our hearts. On to #Pune now! #IPL2018,” he tweeted.


Published on April 12, 2018

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