IPL 2020: Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled out of season opener against Mumbai Indians

CSK CEO Viswanathan revealed that it may most likely take one other two days to get a transparent thought of Gaikwad’s return.

MS Dhoni and Ruturaj Gaikwad
MS Dhoni and Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Ruturaj Gaikwad, one of many two gamers who had examined COVID-19 constructive, has completed his two-week quarantine and is known to be asymptomatic. Nonetheless, the teen won’t be accessible for choice in CSK’s opening fixture towards defending champions Mumbai Indians on September 19th.

After ending his quarantine interval, 23-year-old Gaikwad is but to clear the 2 necessary COVID-19 exams which can let him re-join the squad.

“We’re ready for BCCI to present us clearance on Gaikwad. He has to bear the health exams [as well],” Kasi Viswanathan, Tremendous Kings’ chief govt officer, informed ESPNcricinfo.

Viswanathan revealed that it may most likely take one other two days to get a transparent thought of Gaikwad’s return. All CSK members who had examined constructive for COVID-19 have been moved out of the group lodge instantly. In accordance with IPL’s medical tips, a person residing within the bio-secure bubble has to isolate for 14 days after testing constructive. After testing unfavourable twice on consecutive days and present process medical exams, the participant can begin coaching with the squad.

Together with Gaikwad, pacer Deepak Chahar was the opposite participant who had examined constructive for COVID-19. He additionally underwent an identical course of however recovered in time forward of CSK’s opening fixture of the event.

Gaikwad had a formidable run in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy the place he scored 419 runs in 11 innings at a strike price of 146.30. His tally was solely second to Devdutt Padikkal’s 580 runs in 12 innings. Gaikwad, who predominantly bats at No.three place for India A, is touted to fill the void left by Suresh Raina.

CSK scheduled to play three matches within the first week of IPL 2020

Viswanathan additionally revealed that the IPL has nonetheless not given its last phrase on whether or not gamers arriving from the England vs Australia sequence should bear a six-day quarantine. The Chennai franchise might be bolstered by the arrival of Australia’s Josh Hazlewood and England’s Sam Curran. Viswanathan confirmed that every one the gamers arriving from the Caribbean Premier League, together with Imran Tahir and Dwayne Bravo, might be accessible for the primary IPL 2020 match.

CSK, who’ve three IPL titles below their belt, are scheduled to play three matches within the first week of the event. After the season-opener towards Rohit Sharma-led MI, CSK will play Rajasthan Royals on September 22nd, adopted by Delhi Capitals on September 25th.

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