CSK vs MI in IPL 2021: CSK’s Faf du Plessis sustains injury, Who will open with Ruturaj Gaikwad?

CSK vs MI in IPL 2021: CSK's Faf du Plessis sustains injury, Who will open with Ruturaj Gaikwad?
CSK vs MI in IPL 2021: CSK's Faf du Plessis sustains injury, Who will open with Ruturaj Gaikwad?

IPL 2021 – CSK vs MI LIVE: Faf du Plessis injured: In what came as the latest blow for MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK), in-form opener Faf du Plessis picked up a groin injury in the ongoing CPL. He suffered an injury while playing against Barbados Royals and was subsequently ruled out of the final group stage match. The extent of du Plessis’ injury remains unknown, and his participation in the CPL 2021 semi-finals and the IPL 2021 Phase 2 remains in doubt. Follow IPL 2021 live updates on insidesport.co and LIVE streaming on Star Sports, Hotstar

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Faf du Plessis’ absence could be a big headache for CSK team management owing to his stellar knocks in the ongoing CPL and consistent performances during the India leg of IPL 2021. In Phase 1 of the IPL, du Plessis was again one of the leading run-getters, scoring 320 runs in just seven games.

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IPL 2021 – CSK vs MI LIVE: Faf du Plessis injured! Who can open with Ruturaj Gaikwad for CSK?

Robin Uthappa- 1st choice opener

Robin Uthappa, who missed out on an opportunity to feature in the playing XI for CSK in the India leg of IPL 2021, can open with Gaikwad. He has amassed over 2000 runs as an opener in the Indian Premier League. Thus, he can be a like-to-like replacement for Faf du Plessis.

IPL – Robin Uthappa
Performance Analysis by Batting Position
Position Inns NO 50s 100s HS Runs Avg S/R
Opening 77 2 11 0 83* 2057 27.43 129.45
No. 3 50 6 9 0 87 1425 32.39 140.39
No. 4 34 6 4 0 68* 761 27.18 122.35

 

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CSK vs MI LIVE: Ambati Rayudu- 2nd choice

Ambati Rayudu can open for CSK in absence of Faf du Plessis in IPL 2021 Phase 2. He has previously played as an opener. He had scored 126 runs in the first 7 matches and needs to pull up his shocks to fill the void.  He has smashed as many as 20 half-centuries and a hundred in his IPL career. Thus, he can use the opportunity to provide a decent start for the yellow army. He has played as an opening batsman on 15 occasions and scored 431 runs including his lone century.

IPL – Ambati Rayudu
Performance Analysis by Batting Position
Position Inns NO 50s 100s HS Runs Avg S/R
Opening 15 1 2 1 100* 431 30.79 131.80
No. 3 43 2 8 0 68 1270 30.98 121.76
No. 4 34 6 4 0 79 814 29.07 116.62
No. 5 32 9 6 0 81* 809 35.17 139.72

 

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CSK Playing XI (probable)

  1. Robin Uthappa/ Faf du Plessis
  2. Ruturaj Gaikwad
  3. Moeen Ali
  4. Ambati Rayudu
  5. Suresh Raina
  6. MS Dhoni
  7. R Jadeja
  8. Sam Curran
  9. Shardul Thakur
  10. Deepak Chahar
  11. Lungi Ngidi

Meanwhile, Moeen Ali, R Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara joined the CSK on Sunday ahead of the IPL 2021 Phase 2.

Here’s the full list of fixtures, venues and match timings for the M.S. Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK):

Match No. Day Date Time (IST) Match Venue
30 Sunday 19-Sep-21 07:30 PM CSK vs MI Dubai
35 Friday 24-Sep-21 07:30 PM RCB vs CSK Sharjah
38 Sunday 26-Sep-21 03:30 PM CSK vs KKR Abu Dhabi
44 Thursday 30-Sep-21 07:30 PM SRH vs CSK Sharjah
47 Saturday 02-Oct-21 07:30 PM RR vs CSK Abu Dhabi
50 Monday 04-Oct-21 07:30 PM DC vs CSK Dubai
53 Thursday 07-Oct-21 03:30 PM CSK vs PBKS Dubai

 

Chennai Super Kings CSK Squad: MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Lungi Ngidi, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, K Gowtam, Sam Curran, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, Jagadeesan N, KM Asif, R Sai Kishore, C Hari Nishaanth, M Harisankar Reddy, K Bhagath Verma

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