CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Great news for Dhoni’s team, Faf du Plessis starts practice; will he play against Mumbai Indians? Follow live updates

CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Great news for Dhoni’s team, Faf du Plessis starts practice; will he play against Mumbai Indians? Follow live updates
CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Great news for Dhoni’s team, Faf du Plessis starts practice; will he play against Mumbai Indians? Follow live updates

CSK vs MI IPL 2021 – Faf Du Plessis: Good news is coming in from Chennai Super Kings Camp. In their final practice session before they take on Mumbai Indians in opening game of IPL Phase 2, injured Faf Du Plessis made a appearance in the nets session. Du Plessis is suffering from groin injury looked in no visible discomfort while batting in the nets & raised hopes that he may be available for selection against champion Mumbai team – Follow CSK vs MI Live updates on InsideSport.co

CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Great news for Dhoni’s team, Faf du Plessis starts practice; Will he play against Mumbai Indians? Follow live updates

 

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CSK vs MI IPL 2021 – Faf Du Plessis: In a recent video posted by CSK on social media, the South African batsman looked recovered from the groin injury that he had picked during the preceding CPL tournament.

The sight of Du Plessis batting has come as happy news for CSK fans who are eagerly waiting to see him open for MS Dhoni’s side in their opening clash against Mumbai Indians (MI) on Saturday in Dubai- Follow live updates

In a minute and a half long video, the Proteas player confidently took the stance. He looked in fine touch as he walked down the crease to hit an aerial shot over the bowler’s head during CSK’s recent practice session.

CSK vs MI IPL 2021 – Will Faf Du Plessis be available? However, InsideSport.co was informed by the CSK team CEO, that final call on Du Plessis inclusion in the XI will only be taken on the game day.

CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said that he has joined the team’s practice and 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.

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“Faf has joined the team 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.

Why Du Plessis presence is important for Dhoni’s CSK? 

The right-handed opener has been a crucial brick in CSK’s wall, especially as an opener. He scored 320 runs in seven matches with a best of 95* at an average of 64.00 and a strike rate of 145.45.

He also smashed four fifties in those matches.

Batting and Fielding Mat No Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s CT ST
Career 91 9 2622 96 34.96 2,001 131.03 0 20 234 86 59 0
2021 7 2 320 95* 64.00 220 145.45 0 4 29 13 5 0

 

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