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CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Things getting scary for CSK & Du Plessis, groin injury rules out the opener for CPL Finals

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CSK vs MI IPL 2021 – Faf Du Plessis Injured: If Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team management, captain MS Dhoni or CSK fans were expecting that ‘All is Well’ & things are improving for their opener Faf Du Plessi – then they are up for huge disappointment. Du Plessis has been continuously missing CPL 2021 matches for his team due to groin injury but was expected to play in the ongoing finals of the league, that too did not happen putting a big question mark over his availability for CSK VS MI opening match: Follow IPL 2021 live updates on and live streaming on Star Sports & Hotstar

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CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Big setback for Dhoni’s CSK, Du Plessis misses CPL 2021 Final, doubtful for IPL opener

CSK vs MI IPL 2021 – Faf Du Plessis Injured: On Tuesday, the same injury woes had forced him out of the playing XI against Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the semifinals. He had earlier missed out on playing XI against Barbados in the last group stage match. Plessis’s injury has come as a huge setback for MS Dhoni’s CSK  ahead of their opening match of IPL 2021 Phase 2 against Mumbai Indians on September 19 (Sunday).

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. His recently picked up injury has put him in shaky boots for the CSK opening spot.

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


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

IPL 202: CSK schedule for Phase 2

MS Dhoni-led side came back strongly in the IPL 2021 and is ranked second in the league standings after the end of phase 1.

CSK will kick off its IPL 2021 phase 2 against Mumbai Indians in Dubai and would be looking to continue its dominance.

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


Also read: IPL 2021: 3 big reasons why MS Dhoni’s CSK can win IPL 2021 title

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