Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), anticipated that injured Ambati Rayudu will be able to participate in their next encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday. After getting hit on the forearm by Adam Milne’s bouncer during CSK’s match against Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday, Rayudu limped off injured.

“He was a happy man. So I don’t believe he’s done anything wrong. He has four days left (to recover). We’re hoping he’ll be available for the next match”, following their 20-run victory, Dhoni stated in his post-match address.

Rayudu’s X-ray findings show no fracture, according to CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan, which is a positive indication given that CSK’s next game is scheduled on Friday against Royal Challengers Bangalore. “His X-ray results revealed no fracture, and with only a few days until our next game against RCB, he should be available for selection,” he stated.

Ambati Rayudu’s injury isn’t as serious as they thought, according to CSK head coach Stephen Fleming, and the CSK batsman should return to the side shortly. In his virtual press conference, Fleming was asked about Ambati Rayudu’s and Deepak Chahar’s fitness. “Rayudu’s X-Ray was clear, it was just a bad bruise at that stage and he lost a little bit of grip,” he said. “We were concerned that it would be damaged, but there is good news. Deepak Chahar had a cramp, so we’ll check that out. Fingers crossed, they’ll both make it through.”