The last IPL too was a tough one as the wicketkeeper managed just one half-century in the season, that too in the final against Mumbai Indians.
Former purple cap holder Imran Tahir is still waiting for his first game in the tournament.
With captain KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal doing a great job at the opening slots, there was no place for Universe Boss Chris Gayle.
CSK chief executive officer Kasi Viswanathan has informed that Bravo has suffered a Grade 1 tear to his right groin and would be leaving the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the West Indies on Thursday.
After struggling to get going initially on a slow Sharjah track, AB de Villiers took the opposition by storm smashing an unbeaten 73 from just 33 balls to power RCB to 194/2.
On Friday evening, Rabada returned with figures of 3/35 in his 3.4 overs and in the process took his tournament tally to 15 to hold onto the Purple Cap. He is followed by Mumbai Indians' Jasprit Bumrah, who has 11 wickets in six games.
Rahul has scored 302 runs including one hundred and two half-centuries -- in five matches so far and has the Orange Cap.
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