IPL 2021 – CSK vs MI LIVE: Gambhir on MS Dhoni: Chennai Super Kings takes on Mumbai Indians in the opening match of IPL 2021 tonight at 7.30 PM – but Gautam Gambhir has raised huge question mark over the batting abilities of CSK Captain MS Dhoni. Former Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain Gambhir feels Dhoni’s batting ability has waned & he will find it difficult to flourish as he doesn’t play international cricket anymore – Follow CSK vs MI LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co
“It’s going to be difficult for him, because once you are not playing international cricket, the IPL is a very difficult tournament, its not like CPL and other leagues. IPL is where you face top-quality bowlers.
“For me, I think the biggest challenge for CSK will be that the top order needs to fire because that’s not the case anymore,” said Gautam Gambhir speaking on Star Sports show Game Plan
IPL 2021 CSK vs MI: Gambhir doubts MS Dhoni can score big, ‘Doubt CSK captain will fire, he is likely to struggle’
IPL 2021 – CSK vs MI LIVE: Gambhir on MS Dhoni: The former Indian opener feels Dhoni has changed his role in the CSK team. According to Gambhir, Dhoni from a batting mainstay has now become more of a mentor to the team.
“MS Dhoni is probably trying to be a mentor and a wicketkeeper, who can lead the side and keep wickets. If the situation comes to a point where he probably has to play 8 or 10 balls, he can just go out there and whack them,” said Gambhir.
IPL 2021 – CSK vs MI LIVE: What will be CSK Playing XI for the opening match? Will Du Plessis play?
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings have been given a huge injury boost with Faf Du Plessis joining the team’s practice. The CSK opener returned from CPL 2021 with a groin injury having missed the last three matches including the final for St Lucia Kings. With the first match against Mumbai Indians, a final assessment of his injury will be done today. Meanwhile it is also confirmed that Sam Curran will not be availabe for selection for today’s game vs Mumbai Indians – Follow CSK vs MI LIVE Score & Updates on InsideSport.co
“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.
Chennai Super Kings Likely Playing XI against Mumbai Indians?
Openers: Ruturaj Gaikwad & Robin Uthappa No 3: Moeen Ali, No 4: Suresh Raina, No 5: Ambati Rayudu, No 6: Ravindra Jadeja, No 7: MS Dhoni (c & wk), No 8: Shardul Thakur, No 9: Deepak Chahar, No 10: Lungi Ngidi, No 11: J Hazlewood
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