Chennai Super Kings have signed Dominic Drakes as a replacement for the injured England all-rounder Sam Curran for the remainder of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Drakes is an uncapped West Indian all-rounder who has featured in one First-Class, 25 List A, and 19 T20 matches so far. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium pacer. Chennai Super Kings take on Punjab Kings in their last league game of the VIVO IPL 2021 on October 7 at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
Earlier, Chennai Super Kings and England dealt a big blow with bowling all-rounder Sam Curran ruled out of the T20 World Cup and IPL 2021 with a lower back injury. Even though he has struggled with his form, he has been an important figure in CSK with the IPL 2021 Playoffs around the corner. His brother Tom Curran has been called up by England as a replacement.
As per a statement by ECB, Sam Curran complained of back pain after the match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.