The IPL 2024 season has been dealt a significant blow with reports emerging that Deepak Chahar and Mayank Yadav may not feature in any further matches. Both players, representing Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) respectively, have been sidelined due to mid-season injuries, casting doubt on their availability for the remainder of the tournament.

Deepak Chahar’s Injury Woes

Deepak Chahar, a crucial component of CSK’s bowling attack, suffered a hamstring injury during their recent encounter against Punjab Kings (PBKS). The setback occurred after Chahar bowled just two deliveries before being forced to leave the field. With concerns over the severity of his injury, CSK’s CEO Kasi Viswanathan expressed uncertainty about Chahar’s participation for the rest of the season.

Following the match, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming hinted at the seriousness of Chahar’s injury, raising concerns about his availability for upcoming fixtures. Despite the absence of concrete details regarding the extent of Chahar’s injury, CSK faces a challenging situation as they prepare to face PBKS once again in their next match in Dharamsala.

Mayank Yadav’s Fitness Struggles

Similarly, Mayank Yadav’s IPL 2024 journey has been marred by fitness issues. The LSG pacer, known for his express pace, was sidelined due to a side strain during their recent game. Despite making a brief appearance against Mumbai Indians on April 30, Mayank’s injury resurfaced during the match against PBKS, raising doubts about his availability for future matches.

Impact on Team Performances

The absence of key pacers like Deepak Chahar and Mayank Yadav poses a significant challenge for their respective teams. CSK, currently positioned fifth on the points table, requires a series of victories in the remaining matches to bolster their playoff aspirations. However, the injury setbacks come at a critical juncture for CSK, complicating their quest for qualification.

Similarly, LSG, with 12 points from their matches, are also vying for a spot in the playoffs. However, the uncertainty surrounding Mayank Yadav’s availability adds to the team’s concerns as they prepare to face Kolkata Knight Riders in their upcoming fixture.

Looking Ahead

As the IPL 2024 season progresses, both CSK and LSG will closely monitor the fitness status of Deepak Chahar and Mayank Yadav. While the teams remain hopeful about their chances, the absence of key players could impact their performances in the crucial stages of the tournament. With playoff berths at stake, CSK and LSG face the daunting task of overcoming these injury setbacks to remain competitive in the IPL.

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