Ambati Rayudu, grappling with a hamstring strain, is likely to miss at least one more CSK game after not figuring in Tuesday’s clash against Rajasthan Royals.

Youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad made his IPL debut in place of Rayudu in the defeat to Royals.

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The strokeful Rayudu, vital in CSK’s scheme of things, will undergo assessment by the side’s physio on Thursday morning. The franchise’s CEO K.S. Viswanathan was optimistic Rayudu would recover soon.

Rayudu scored 71 in CSK's opening game win over Mumbai Indians on Saturday. Last year's finalist next take on Delhi Capitals on Friday at the Dubai International Stadium.