Chennai Super Kings have signed West Indies’ Dominic Drakes as a replacement for the injured Sam Karan for the remaining matches of IPL 2021. Drax has played one first class, 25 List A and 19 T20 matches so far. Apart from Drax, West Indies’ Fidel Edwards, Sheldon Cottrell and Ravi Rampal were also available as Karan’s replacements. One of the main reasons why Drax was chosen is that he is currently in Dubai.
IPL 2021: Hershal Patel set a big record, Jaspreet Bumrah left behind
Let it be known that Karan had complained of back pain after the match against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Later tests revealed that he may not be fit to play cricket right now due to a lower back injury. CSK CEO Viswanathan had also revealed that the injured Sam Karan would fly to England on Wednesday night.
4 players from Balochistan Corona Positive, PCB had to change the matches
Chennai’s last league match is against Punjab Kings on Thursday. The team is second in this points table with 18 points. The team is trying to remain in the top two teams in the points table, because if that happens, they will have two chances to reach the IPL final. Of course, Chennai has made it to the playoffs, but the defeat in the last two matches has raised its concerns. The team has lost the last two matches against Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals by three and seven wickets respectively.