Sam Curran, who played the seam bowling all-rounder’s role, returned with a Player of the Match performance (1 for 28 and 6-ball 18) for the CSK.
“Dwayne was injured so he is probably out for the first two games,” Fleming said in the post-match presser.
Fleming also praised Sam Curran for his all-round show.
“But Sam’s performance was a big positive. His attitude is quite infectious. His performance today was quite outstanding. Straight off the plane yesterday. If Dwayne was fit, it would have been a toss-up if he [Curran] had played at all. So he has taken this opportunity and put some pressure on,” he said.
CSK won their opening match by five wickets with four balls to spare, courtesy useful contributions by Ambati Rayudu (48-ball 71), Faf du Plessis (44-ball 58*) and Sam Curran (1 for 28 and 6-ball 18) against Mumbai Indians. (UNI)