IPL 2021, DC vs CSK: MS Dhoni gives up on Chinna Thala Suresh Raina, drops him from CSK Playing XI for first time

IPL 2021, DC vs CSK: MS Dhoni gives up on Chinna Thala Suresh Raina, drops him from CSK Playing XI for first time
IPL 2021, DC vs CSK: MS Dhoni gives up on Chinna Thala Suresh Raina, drops him from CSK Playing XI for first time

IPL 2021, DC vs CSK: MS Dhoni gives up on Chinna Thala Suresh Raina, drops him from CSK Playing XI for first time – Veteran Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina has been dropped from the playing XI for the first time in the history of IPL in the 50th match of the IPL 2021 against Delhi capitals here at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on Monday. MS Dhoni during the toss said that he is missing out due to a back injury. 

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“We were looking to bat first, but we were not 100% sure, the wicket seems to be tacky. We have got a few changes – Sam is out, Bravo is back, Chahar replaces Asif and Robin Uthappa replaces Suresh Raina, who has a back issue. We are trying to rest players who have some niggles, top-two is important, if you have a bad day in the qualifiers, you have another chance to make a comeback,” MS Dhoni said during the toss. 

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Suresh Raina in IPL 2021

  • Matches – 12 
  • Runs – 160 
  • Avg – 17.77
  • 50s – 1

Suresh Raina has failed to put up a good show in this year’s IPL with just 160 runs to his name. He pulled out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons and IPL 2021 was his comeback season, in the very first match of the season he managed to score a fifty however after that he could not produce match-winning knocks in 11 games. He was also demoted to number 4 as Moeen Ali took his place at number 3. 

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Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and opted to bowl against CSK in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here at the Dubai International Stadium on Monday. Match 50 of the IPL 2021 features a top of the table clash. Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings both sit comfortably in the top two and, thanks to their considerable margin over RCB in terms of NRR, the winner of this match will pretty much be guaranteed two shots at making it to the Final.

 

Playing XI

Delhi Capitals: S Dhawan, P Shaw, S Iyer, R Pant, R Patel, S Hetmyer, A Patel, R Ashwin, K Rabada, A Khan, and A Nortje.

Chennai Super Kings: F du Plessis, R Gaikwad, M Ali, A Rayudu, R Uthappa, MS Dhoni, R Jadeja, DJ Bravo, S Thakur, D Chahar, and J Hazlewood.