Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Flemming has made it clear that South African Lungi Ngidi and Behrendorff will not be available for csk’s next game against the Punjab Kings on Friday. It will indeed be disappointing news for CSK as CSK lost its first match against Delhi Capitals.
Australian pacer Behrendorff came in place of Hazelwood who pulled out of IPL due to bubble fatigue. He wanted to take rest for sometime in order to prepare himself for the series coming in the later part of the year.
Whereas South African Lungi ngidi has returned from the ongoing south african series against Pakistan. Both of the players are going through the mandatory quarantine period. It is very unlikely that they would be available for the next match.
“(Lungi) Ngidi won’t be available. He won’t be arriving in time for the next game. So losing Josh Hazlewood, which was the plan to have him available for these games, is a blow simply as an option up front. Ngidi will be arriving soon. (Jason) Behrendorff would obviously be following that,” Fleming said after the Super Kings’ lost its tournament-opener versus Delhi Capitals on Saturday night.
It was clearly visible in the last match that Chennai was in dire need of pacers. They needed them in every step. It cost them dearly for the lack of pacers. As the Shikar dhawan and Prithvi shaw made the mockery of the medium pacer.
“Fleming admitted raw pace is an area his unit is lacking at the moment. “It’s an area that we are probably short on. But we still look at the Indian bowlers and we have international bowler Sam Curran and probably expect a little bit more (from pacers).”