In what could be another setback for four-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK), ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is likley to miss the remaining games of his franchise in the ongoing season due to an injury.
Notably, Jadeja had picked up an upper body injury during CSK’s game against RCB following which he was forced to miss the clash against the Faf du Plessis-led side. As per a report in The Times of India, Jadeja is set to miss the remaining matches of CSK.
According to the report, CSK monitored Jadeja’s injury closely over the past couple of days and noticed that it has not improved much.
With the MS Dhoni-led side set to take on Mumbai Indians (MI) on Thursday, the loss of the star all-rounder will not be the best thing to have happened for the side as it has very slim chances to qualify for the IPL Playoffs.
Earlier, Jadeja had started the ongoing season as the captain of the side however, he later decided to step down midway after a string of poor performances in the current tournament following which Dhoni had to once again take up the mantle of captaincy.
Significantly, CSK have four wins from 11 games so far in the ongoing season.
In order to qualify for the next stage, CSK have to first win all their remaining games and then depend on the results of other games. For the Yellow Brigade, only a miracle can see them through to the Playoffs.
As of now, the Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans (GT) are the only side to have sealed a playoffs’ berth.