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GT vs CSK: MS Dhoni: IPL 2023 – MS Dhoni could come as impact player in Chennai Super Kings’ opening clash against…
GT vs CSK: MS Dhoni: IPL 2023 – MS Dhoni could come as impact player in Chennai Super Kings’ opening clash against Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL). CSK are sweating over the veteran wicketkeeper batter’s fitness as he is recovering from a knee injury. Although the former India skipper’s batting prowess has waned over the years, Dhoni still remains the best captain in IPL. CSK will take an 80% fit Dhoni also during an impact injection juncture of the game should that be necessary. Follow GT vs CSK & IPL 2023 Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.
Dhoni is likely to play in the playing XI, if he fully recovers from knee trouble, but if not then CSK could use him as impact player. IP rule can be implemented before the commencement of 14th over of the innings. Should Dhoni feel that his knees are sore, the wicketkeeper batter could come in the finishing stages of the innings.
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What would Dhoni’s injury mean to CSK?
Dhoni’s injury would spell a crisis for CSK. Not only will they have to find a suitable captaincy pick, but also find an able gloveman. Ben Stokes, who many believe, will take over from Dhoni, could push to lead should Dhoni’s injury aggravate. Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Devon Conway are keeping options in place.
The 41-year-old’s condition will be further assessed before the game on Friday. CSK had another training session at the Chepauk before traveling to Ahmedabad. Dhoni attended the captain’s meet on March 30 before gearing up for the IPL 2023 opener against Gujarat Titans.
Ben Stokes to bat at Number three?
Ben Stokes could bat number three for CSK, a role Robin Uthappa and Ambati Rayudu played for CSK. The England captain likes to get his eyes in before playing an attacking brand of cricket. For Rajasthan Royals, the southpaw use to open the innings. With Devon Conway, and Ruturaj Gaikwad available to open, Stokes could be the side’s permanent number-three batter in IPL 2023. CSK have huge expectations from the all-rounder as he is tipped to take over the captaincy from Dhoni.