CLT20: Rajasthan Royals dealt a blow as injured Brad Hodge ruled out of final

Brad Hodge's 109 runs at a strike rate of nearly 200 has been instrumental in Rajasthan Royals reaching the final of the Champions League T20.

updated: October 05, 2013 16:31 IST
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Rajasthan Royals middle-order batsman Brad Hodge has been ruled out of the final of the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 due to a knee injury. The Royals coach Paddy Upton confirmed the news to ESPNCricinfo. The Australian T20 veteran hurt his knee during the first semi-final against the Chennai Super Kings on Friday.

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Hodge, 38, had collided with Shane Watson while fielding in the final over of match, which they won by 14 runs at the Sawai Mansigh Stadium in Jaipur. The news comes as a body blow to the inaugural Indian Premier League champions as Hodge was in sublime big hitting form during the course of the CLT20.

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