CSK vs KKR Final: Suresh Raina misses his 8th IPL final, ‘big brother’ Dhoni opts for Robin Uthappa

CSK vs KKR Final, IPL 2021 Final: Suresh Raina misses his 8th IPL final, 'big brother' MS Dhoni opts for Robin Uthappa
CSK vs KKR Final, IPL 2021 Final: Suresh Raina misses his 8th IPL final, 'big brother' MS Dhoni opts for Robin Uthappa

IPL 2021 Final – CSK vs KKR: Chennai Super Kings’ veteran batsman Suresh Raina, who was dropped from CSK’s playing XI after a string of poor batting performance & fitness issues in IPL 2021, missed his 8th IPL final as MS Dhoni opted to go with Robin Uthappa instead. Suresh Raina hoping to play his 8th IPL final was seen sweating it out in the gym ahead of the IPL 2021 final. Follow CSK vs KKR LIVE Updates with InsideSport.in

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Robin Uthappa’s played a brilliant knock in the first qualifier. This means Raina’s fitness status may not be significant anymore. Uthappa is all set to keep his spot for the final & Raina was benched. MS Dhoni, otherwise, went for an unchanged XI.

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

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IPL 2021 Final – CSK vs KKR LIVE: Raina posted a video of himself working out in the gym. “Get healthy in body and mind to live a longer and more fulfilled life. #gym #bekind #instagram #reels,” he wrote in the caption. 

 

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IPL 2021 Final – CSK vs KKR: Raina was also seen giving it all in CSK’s practice session ahead of the IPL final against KKR. 

Suresh Raina sealed the victory with a four, Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2021, Delhi, April 28, 2021

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Why was Suresh Raina dropped? 

IPL 2021 Final – Raina opted out of IPL 2020 citing personal reasons and made a comeback into the side with a fifty in IPL 2021. However, that was the only highlight of his season this year as he has scored just 160 runs in 12 games with an average of 17 and a strike rate of 125.00. He has not looked at his best in this season but CSK needed experience in the middle order. Thus team mangement turned towards Robin Uthappa in the later stages of the league. 

CSK vs KKR Final: Will out of favour Suresh Raina play his 8th IPL final? Follow Live updates

Suresh Raina in IPL 2021

Matches – 12

Runs – 160

Avg – 17

SR – 125.00

50s – 1

Robin Uthappa’s form 

IPL 2021 Final – CSK vs KKR: Robin Uthappa has so far played three games for CSK this season replacing Suresh Raina. In which he scored 84 runs at a strike rate of 121.73 and an average of 28.00. The veteran cricketer played an outstanding innings in the first qualifier against Delhi Capitals where he scored 63 runs in just 44 balls with seven boundaries and two sixes. This match-defining innings by Robin has almost sealed his place in CSK’s playing XI for the final.