CSK vs MI in IPL 2021: Big boost for CSK, Faf du Plessis fit to play against Mumbai Indians, confirms CSK CEO – Chennai Super Kings received a big boost ahead of the opening match of the IPL 2021 phase 2 against Mumbai Indians as their star opening batsman Faf du Plessis is fit to play against Mumbai Indians here at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan revealed that Faf has passed the fitness test and he is available for selection.
“All the players are available from CSK’s squad. Faf du Plessis has passed the fitness test and he is also prepared for selection in playing in XI,” CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan told InsideSport.
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The CSK opener returned from CPL 2021 with a groin injury having missed the last three matches including the final for St Lucia Kings. Earlier, CSK CEO said that a call will be taken after an injury assessment before the match.
Earlier, CSK CEO Viswanathan said that Faf has joined the team’s practice and looked comfortable. A final assessment will be done on Sunday before the match and a call will be taken on his inclusion. While Robin Uthappa has been kept on standby as the backup option, a final call will be taken on the matchday.
“Faf has joined the team, he also practices after completing the mandatory quarantine and has started practising. The final call on his fitness will be taken ahead of the match tomorrow,” Kasi Viswanathan told InsideSport.co on Saturday.
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CSK vs MI LIVE in IPL 2021: Why is Faf du Plessis was doubtful for MI clash?
- Faf Du Plessis did not practise since suffering the groin injury last week other than the session with CSK on Saturday.
- He missed three CPL matches including the final.
- A groin injury is treated generally with rest and a week of it isn’t considered enough.
- After a week of rest, Du Plessis will take the field, if fully fit, on Sunday and depending on injury assessment, a call will be taken.
- Robin Uthappa has been kept on standby if Du Plessis doesn’t recover on time as a precautionary measure.