Raina is out for two matches or may be more Image: Twitter
The Chennai Super Kings aren't enjoying a great comeback to the Indian Premier League. In the wake of the raging Cauvery water dispute, their remaining home games have been shifted to Pune as the state administration expressed inability to ensure adequate security arrangements.
Soon after that, one of their most important players, Suresh Raina, is out for two matches due to a calf injury.
He sustained the injury during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday. The news was announced on CSK's official website.
The left-hander suffered the injury while taking a single off Sunil Narine's bowling.
With games shifting from Chennai to PUNE for @ChennaiIPL and players getting injured.... lot is happening for them. If the news is right @ImRaina out for 2 games then it will be a big blow. Fortunately all this has not affected their winning streak. #VivoIPL2018— Prragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) April 11, 2018
CSK next play Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on April 15 and Rajasthan Royals in a home game on April 20.
The team is already missing the services of all-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who was ruled out of the tournament on Monday due to a hamstring injury sustained in the match against Mumbai Indians.
Also, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is recovering from a slight side strain and opener Murali Vijay is finding his way back to full fitness after taking a knock in the ribs early during the pre-tournament camp.
The two-time champions had begun their home leg on a winning note after having beaten holders Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener on April 7.
(With inputs from PTI)