Bravo uncertain for next match, yet coach happy with Curran
Chennai Super Kings missed their star allrounder Dwayne Bravo in the first match against defending champion Mumbai Indians as Bravo dealing with an injury that ruled him out of the first game. But Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Flemming has mentioned Bravo is still uncertain and he is pleased with Sam Curran as Bravo’s replacement.
Fleming said that they will continue to monitor Bravo’s progress, but they will not pressurise him to play untill he gets fit.
“Bravo is progressing, we are working closely to get him up to 100 percent. We’ve got three quick games in a row, so we’ll look at each game and monitor him each time we train,” CSK head coach Stephen Fleming said.
Meanwhile, England star Sam Curran played Bravo’s replacement effectively as he conceded 28 runs in his four overs with a wicket with the ball and a effective 18 runs in 6 balls with the bat. Fleming believes that although Bravo’s absence tensed the team but Curran took the pressure off.
“With Sam’s performance, it takes a bit of pressure off rushing Bravo back, but he’s one of the world’s best and to have him in the selection equation is very important to us,” Fleming said.
“The things that impressed us with Sam is his attitude first and foremost, almost the harder it gets the better he gets, his all-round skill component and the fact that the captain was able to trust him straightaway to go in at a crucial time and hit the way he did,” Fleming further added.
“Also with the ball, to be a part of it straight away, almost stepping straight off the plane was a sign of his attitude and what he is going to bring to CSK for the next few years,” Fleming signed off.