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‘We don’t expect much, he was one of the mainstays of our bowling’: CSK fret over star pacer’s fitness ahead of IPL 2023

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Upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) starts on March 31 and some of the franchises are already troubled by injuries. While Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah are the two biggest names in the list of absentees due to injury, Shreyas Iyer is another key player who is likely to join the duo.

CSK will take on defending champions Gujarat Titans in the tournament opener (IPL)
CSK will take on defending champions Gujarat Titans in the tournament opener (IPL)

As per the latest reports, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pacer Mukesh Chowdhary and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) pacer Moshin Khan are also at risk of being ruled out of the tournament. Chowdhary’s fitness is undergoing rehabilitation for his back injury at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

The CSK quick had an impressive season last year, during which he scalped 16 wickets in 13 matches. After his impressive performances in the lucrative T20 league, he featured in a few List A matches, representing his state team Maharashtra, but has been on the sidelines since December.

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Meanwhile, there is bad news for the fans of CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan. The CEO of the franchise said, “We are waiting for Mukesh, but we are not expecting much. He was one of our main bowlers last year. It will be unfortunate if he misses out.” cricbuzz,

cricbuzz The report further added that Moshin is also battling injury but unlike Chowdhary he is currently training with the franchise in Lucknow and will hope to regain full fitness as the tournament progresses. However, the LSG officials have not predicted about the pacer’s availability whether he will be in a position to take the field or not.

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Moshin made an impression in the nine IPL appearances he made last season, during which he picked up 14 wickets at an economy rate of below six.

CSK will take on defending champions Gujarat Titans in the first match of the tournament, while LSG will take on Delhi Capitals on April 1.


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