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Dhawan sustained a shoulder damage throughout Punjab King’s match in opposition to Gujarat Titans right here on April 13. Regardless of lacking two matches since then, he’s nonetheless among the many high 5 most prolific batters this season with 233 runs in 4 matches at 116.50.
“It should take around 2-3 days more,” PBKS’ fielding coach Trevor Gonsalves told the media when asked about Dhawan’s injury update.
PBKS lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 24 runs here on Thursday.
Talking about the match, Gonsalves said, “It was a good wicket to bat on. We got them at a good enough score, but we lost a few wickets early on.”
PBKS have been bowled out for 150 in 18.2 overs, whereas chasing 175.
India and RCB pacer Mohammed Siraj grabbed 4/21 to do many of the harm throughout Punjab’s run chase.
“He (Siraj) is one of the best in the world at the moment,” mentioned RCB’s bowling coach Adam Griffith.
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“Even in the last game where (almost) 440 runs were scored, he went for (just) 30. Not just today, he has been bowling well for the whole tournament and even before that. We saw how well he was bowling for India.
“He is our leader and sets the tone upfront with the ball and it is no coincidence that our powerplays have been so good with the ball so far in the tournament,” he added.
Griffith mentioned Siraj has been capable of management his size exceptionally effectively and was not falling into the lure of pitching the ball as much as swing it.
“He’s nonetheless swinging it from that basically aggressive size that the batter can’t get in or get all the way down to drive him. His means to get the ball to come back again into the right-hander and go throughout the left-hander has been an actual showcase for him,” he defined.
Griffith additionally mentioned Australia’s Josh Hazlewood, who’s recovering from an Achilles tendonitis damage, nonetheless wants a while to be obtainable for choice.
“He stayed in Bangalore to continue with his preparation and is going really well. He has got a couple of things to tick off for Cricket Australia to sign off so that he is available to play.
“But he is doing everything possible he can to make sure he is good to go. We will get back and assess him,” Griffith added.