Under pressure Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will not leave their senior supporter Moeen Ali for the next few upcoming matches due to an ankle injury but head coach Stephen Fleming is hopeful that the England all-rounder will recover soon within a week.
The England all-rounder had picked up the injury during a training session on Saturday. He missed Monday’s game against Punjab Kings, which CSK lost by 11 runs.
He was last featured in CSK’s three-wicket defeat to the Gujarat Titans on April 17.
On Monday Fleming said in a post-match press conference: “He rolled his ankle, X-rays revealed there was no fracture but there is always a recovery period maybe seven days. We are hopeful the recovery will be quick given that there is no fracture.”
Ali, who was one of the key members of the CSK team that won the title last season, is struggling with both bat and ball in the ongoing edition of the league.
While Ali has scored 87 runs at an average of 17.40, including 48 against the Sunrisers, he has gone so far without a wicket, conceding 68 runs in the eight overs that he has bowled.