Just before the start of the tournament, the Chennai Super Kings are in a jeopardy.
They have suffered two massive blows in the form of Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Both of them are at the NCA in Bengaluru and undergoing rehab as both suffered injuries during the home series against West Indies and Sri Lanka.
CSK are awaiting further information from the BCCI and NCA on the full fitness report of Deepak Chahar.
Until then, they will not call in a replacement for him. If however, Chahar is not available to play the tournament, then new faces such as Rajvardhan Hangargekar and N Jagadeeshan will replace him.
CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan told in a statement that they will not replace Chahar until and unless they receive a full fitness report from the BCCI and NCA. They are keeping their fingers crossed at the moment.
Chennai Super Kings have a big responsibility ahead of them in this year’s IPL as they are the defending champions.
But without the services of Gaikwad and Chahar, it may become an uphill task for them.