CHENNAI: CSK’s Rs 14 crore man Deepak Chahar will be available to play the IPL after all. It was learnt that the paceman won’t have to undergo surgery, as suggested initially, following a quadricep tear that he sustained during the series against West Indies.
It’s understood that the CSK pacer is likely to be fit to play by the middle of April. He is currently undergoing an eight-week rehabilitation programme at the NCA in Bangalore. But the franchise, which has already started its preparations for the IPL later this month, wants the pacer to join their camp in Surat sometime in the next couple of weeks.
The franchise wants to monitor the pacer’s fitness and get him ready to play as soon as possible. CSK, who start their campaign against KKR on March 26, have pinned a lot of hope on the pacer, for whom they had to shell out big money during the auction.
After the initial MRI scans, it was suggested that Chahar should undergo surgery. But with the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year, the Rajasthan pacer himself didn’t want to go under the knife.
Had he undergone the operation, Chahar would have been out for a longer time and his hopes of playing the T20 World Cup would have taken a beating. After later consultations, the eight-week rehab was suggested and CSK, too, on their part, breathed a sigh of relief.
Ireland pacer Little to join CSK as net bowler
Ireland pacer Josh Little has been roped in by CSK as a net bowler for the upcoming IPL.
“Congrats to Josh Little who is heading off on a development opportunity with the Chennai Super Kings in the early stages of the upcoming IPL. The experience as a net bowler for CSK should be fantastic,” Cricket Ireland tweeted.
👏👏👏 Congrats to Josh Little who is heading off on a development opportunity with the Chennai Super Kings in the ear… https://t.co/yhEXwVWib2
— Cricket Ireland (@cricketireland) 1646679204000