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IPL 2016: Manish Pandey down with chicken pox

Manish Pandey was not feeling well since Friday and as it turned out he's down with chicken pox ahead of their match against Pune.

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Manish Pandey scored a 29-ball 52 against Mumbai Indians in Kolkata this season. (Source: BCCI)

Former champions Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday suffered a jolt as their top-order batsman Manish Pandey was diagnosed with chicken pox ahead of Sunday’s IPL match against Rising Pune Supergiants in Pune. (Fixtures | Squads)

“He (Pandey) was not feeling well since yesterday and as it turned out he’s down with chicken pox. He is here but did not attend the training today,” a team official said, as Pandey is likely to sit out for at least a few weeks.

The promising 26-year-old, who bats at the crucial no 3 position, scored a 29-ball 52 against Mumbai Indians in Kolkata this season.

With successive away wins under their belt, KKR will face Pune in their third away match this season on Sunday.