RCB star bowler Saini injured during the IPL clash between RCB vs CSK and RCB official clears the presence of Saini against MI.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) one of the underdogs, this time are in the title race of the IPL 2020. However, their ace pacer N Saini got the thumb injury during the match against CSK and still they are not clear about his part against most important match against Mumbai Indians (MI).
During the South Indian derby on last night Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lost harshly by eight wickets. This year’s tailender Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were able to stop RCB before setting the huge target in front of them.
While bowling first Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowlers performed very well. All-rounder Sam Curran hauled three wickets and bowled with the economy rate of 6.33 runs per over. As Deepak Chahar and Santner joined him by scalping 2 and 1 wicket respectively.
Whereas, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batters were not able to bust upon CSK bowlers except Virat Kohli & ABD. As both of them scores 50 and 39 runs with the strike rate over 100. Openers Padikkal and Finch smashed only a total of 37 runs which didn’t satisfied for building huge target.
Beside these batters, none of the other batsmen was able to reach double-digit runs. On the contrary, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) done the easy chase and won the match single-handedly against RCB that too by eight wickets.
From the CSK side opener Ruturaj Gaikwad stood not out and smashed the half-century i.e 65 runs including 4 fours and 3 sixes. Faf du Plessis also scored quarter-century and Rayudu reached nearer to forty runs. In the end skipper MS Dhoni arrived and finished the match by scoring 19 runs.
Saini’s presence in the match against MI still not confirm.
Meanwhile, N Saini injured during the match against CSK at 18th over of the 2nd inning. After then, he left the stadium due to his injury. Therefore, still they not confirmed about his presence in the match against MI.
While speaking about N Saini, “Saini has split his webbing in the last ball there. He got hit on the right thumb. Fortunately, we had a good hand surgeon who stitched up nicely. “
Further he continued and said, “We will monitor overnight and check whether he can ready for next match – I cannot be sure when he is good to go but hoping he will play next match, ” Evan Speechly added while speaking to ANI.
Physio later explains the incident took place before three to four year ago. As he said that Virat Kohli got the stitches in the hand during after he got injured. Then also he played and smashed the century at that time.
Afterwards, he also stated that we can’t compare the two injuries right now. As the recovery time of every player is different that too according to their fitness and physical strength. Hence, comparing both the injuries will not worth a lot.
While concluding he said, “It’s also because Saini’s injury is on his bowling hand so it puts a lot of pressure on him so I cannot be sure when he will be good to go. I am hoping that he will be good to play in the next game and the rest of the tournament.“