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Shoulder injury forces Bravo out IPL

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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 match with both bat and ball. 


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