IPL 2022: Chennai Super Kings have suffered a blow as their ace bowler Deepak Chahar is unlikely to recover in time and might miss the initial few weeks of the IPL. Deepak Chahar suffered a quadriceps tear in the series against the West Indies last month and is currently under rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. For more IPL 2022 Match Prediction and guides, read more here on our site.

As per the understanding, quadricep tear takes a few weeks to recover. It is, therefore, estimated that Deepak might miss the initial few weeks of the IPL, if not the entire tournament.

Deepak Chahar was CSK’s most expensive buy and the second most expensive buy at the IPL mega auction. Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad were in a bidding war to rope in Chahar. The tussle was was later joined by Rajasthan Royals and CSK.

Chahar has been a part of CSK since 2018 and was bought for INR 14 cr this year. CSK had a strategy to rebuild the same core group from last year. Though they had released Deepak Chahar ahead of the auction, they were relentless on the auction table to rope him back in.

Chahar has risen on the scene as a dependable bowling all-rounder and has performed splendidly in his last few games for India. His batting exploits with match-turning knocks of 69* (against Sri Lanka), 54 (against South Africa), and 38 (against West Indies) have given the impression of a long-sought genuine bowling all-rounder for India.

He is an effective swing bowler who leads with the new ball. In his 58 matches for CSK, Chahar has 58 wickets with the best figures of 4/13. Out of these 58 wickets, 42 have come in the powerplay. His delay in recovery is sure to disturb CSK’s bowling setup.

IPL 2022: CSK’s Preparatory Camp in Surat

IPL 2022: Deepak Chahar might miss the initial weeks of IPL due to injury
IPL 2022: Deepak Chahar might miss the initial weeks of IPL due to injury

CSK will conduct a preparatory camp in Surat to get used to of conditions in Mumbai and Pune. The camp will commence on 8 March, including a 5-day quarantine.

CSK captain MS Dhoni along with support staff and assistant coach Laxmipathy Balaji has already arrived in Surat on Wednesday. The head coach – Stephen Fleming is expected to join the team on March 12. The BCCI is yet to announce the IPL schedule. However, CSK being last year’s winner will play the opener of the season. CSK will leave for Mumbai on 20 March by road. Read more reviews about Mobile Bet365 here and learn how betting works online.

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