Dhoni, Jadeja pretty sick, both are unwell: CSK coach Stephen Fleming

first_img Press Trust of India ChennaiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 12:21 IST CSK captain MS Dhoni was ruled out of the Friday match with Mumbai Indians owing to fever (PTI photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja were too sick for the CSK vs MI match on FridayCoach Fleming said they were suffering from virus and bacteriaFleming said the entire team would benefit from the 4-day break before facing Delhi Capitals on May 1Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja are “pretty sick”, an update that could leave fans, slowly gearing up to switch to World Cup mode, worried.Both players missed CSK’s 46-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians on Friday night. Dhoni, their inspirational captain, was ruled out of the game owing to fever.Shedding light on Dhoni and Jadeja’s illness, Fleming said, “They (Dhoni and Jadeja) both are pretty sick… both unwell, virus and bacteria… A lot of teams are struggling at the moment through that.”With 314 runs at an average of above 100 from just seven innings, Dhoni has been leading the batting charts for CSK in the ongoing Indian Premier League.The World Cup starts May 30 in the United Kingdom, and both Dhoni and Jadeja are part of the Indian squad, which will begin its campaign on June 5 against South Africa.When CSK played without Dhoni for the first time in IPL 2019, they suffered a six-wicket thrashing by Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 17.CSK, who have sealed a place in the playoffs, will next face Delhi Capitals in Chennai on May 1.Fleming said the entire team is looking forward to the four-day break after having played six matches in the last two weeks.”We’re looking forward to the four-day break. It’s probably come one day bit too late. But we’ve got a four-day break now. I think Mumbai benefitted from that (five-day break). We are going to look to do the same now,” the former New Zealand captain said.advertisementMS Dhoni’s absence quite a big void: Stephen Fleming after MI crush CSKAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s absence quite a big void: Stephen Fleming after MI crush CSKAlso Read | CSK missed MS Dhoni’s presence in run chase: Rohit Sharma after MI winAlso Watch | Getting better with age, looking forward to the World Cup: Chris Gayle to India TodayFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Stephen FlemingFollow MS DhoniFollow Ravindra JadejaFollow Chennai Super Kings Dhoni, Jadeja pretty sick, both are unwell: CSK coach Stephen FlemingMS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja sat out the Friday game against Mumbai Indians owing to being unwell and coach Fleming said they are “pretty sick”.advertisementlast_img read more

Srilankan flight delayed following late arrival of crew member

The airline was expected to depart at 0400 UTC today once Frankfurt airport reopened after the scheduled night time closure. A Srilankan Airlines flight which was heading to Colombo from Frankfurt, Germany took several hours to leave Frankfurt as a flight crew member got late to arrive at the airport to board the plane.Srilankan Airlines said that flight UL554 from Frankfurt to Colombo was unable to leave Frankfurt as scheduled last afternoon as the flight crew member was not on the plane at the time. Srilankan Airlines said all passengers affected by the delay have been provided with meals and accommodation. They will also be compensated as per EU regulations. (Colombo Gazette)

Dont tidy your garden to help animals survive the heatwave says Royal

Crucially, most animals would benefit from a supply of water or a damp area in the garden.A pile of dead, damp wood is also appealing for amphibians, especially if left in the shade, and the logs are a “five star” option for a range of invertebrates including hoverflies, woodlice, spiders and beetles. Gardeners will be excited to tend their gardens this weekend, if it rains as promised – but they have been told to be sparing with their shears in order to save the lives of animals blighted by the heatwave.The Royal Horticultural Society has asked gardeners not to make their gardens too tidy, as this reduces the amount of hiding places for toads, birds and hedgehogs.Gardeners should leave wildflower and meadow grasses uncut, increase log piles, and leave in place plants that have gone to seed, as various animals love to shelter there.Birds need plants that have gone to seed for their nests, while the seeds are highly prized by goldfinches.The RHS has also warned gardeners to dig gingerly; many toads will have burrowed to escape the heat. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Helen Bostock, Senior Horticultural Advisor at the RHS said: “The UK’s gardens are a haven for wildlife with many gardeners plumping for plants and features that support their numbers.”Instigating some small changes this long, hot summer could bring major benefits for the many insects, amphibians, mammals and birds that call our plots, pots and baskets home.”Weeding should also not be done too thoroughly, the society warned, as they can provide important food for wildlife such as dandelions which are a larval food plant for a number of moths, rich source of nectar and pollen for bees and butterflies and seed source for goldfinches. Other changes the RHS urged gardeners to make include leaving food in shady spots for hedgehogs, who suffer without moist soil, in which they usually dig for worms. Don’t dig too hard! Toads will be burrowing to escape the heatCredit:AP Photo/Mark Baker, Files Don't dig too hard! Toads will be burrowing to escape the heat read more