IPL 2020: Ruturaj Gaikwad of CSK tests positive for COVID-19
CSK is in serious trouble as; batsman Ruturaj and bowler Deepak Chahar were confirmed to be corona positive along with the other 11 members. They were quarantined and Deepak Chahar had recovered. But Ruturaj’s test is again positive and will stay away from the team for a while.
Ruturaj was the replacement for Suresh Raina, as Raina didn’t participate due to some personal reasons. it was a great opportunity for this young batsman to showcase his talent. Gaikwad was all set to play at number 3 position but unfortunately, 2020 is a not favoring him.
MS Dhoni is working hard to make sure their team wins the title this season, unlike last year when they lose to Mumbai Indians in the finals. T20 tournament is all set to make a grand entry on 19 September 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. There might be a possibility that Murali Vijay will be opening batsman with Shane Watson. In meantime, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, and Dwayne Bravo will be seen playing middle and lower-order batsmen in the playing eleven.
A really hard time for CSK, as veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh was also pulled out of this tournament. But three-time champions CSK have some other top spinners- Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, and Piyush Chawla.
The pitches in the UAE are a bit sluggish in comparison to Indian grounds, so it is a hard time for spinners to make an impact. Deepak Chahar is back after the test report as negative. This bowler has performed well in the last few years of IPL and is expected to play imperatively this season too against the four-time champions Mumbai Indians.
IPL 2020 is the comeback of MS Dhoni to the competitive cricket world. As he bid goodbye to international cricket on 15 August after playing consistently for 16 years.
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