CKS vs PBKS: Why is Ben Stokes Not Playing Today’s Match IPL? Check CSK Playing 11

Published on: Apr 30, 2023 1:52 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 30, 2023 3:20 pm IST

Why is Ben Stokes not playing CSK vs PBKS IPL 2023 match

In an important news development, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will once again be taking the field without the services of their star all-rounder Ben Stokes in their 9th encounter of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) being played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. It has been an excellent first half of the Indian Premier League 2023 campaign for the Chennai Super Kings so far as they are currently placed at the third spot on the points table with a total of 5 wins from 8 matches.

CKS vs PBKS: Why is Ben Stokes Not Playing Today’s Match IPL?

The Chennai Super Kings will not have Ben Stokes part of the CSK playing 11 in today’s CSK vs PBKS match. After having played as many as 2 matches in IPL 2023 season, the England Test captain suffered a knee injury and since then, he has not played a single game for the Chennai Super Kings. He has already missed a total of 6 games in the ongoing 16th edition of the IPL and there is still not any clarity as to when he will be available for selection. After CSK’s last victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad, head coach Stephen Fleming revealed that Stokes is recovering well from his injury but will take some more time before attaining complete fitness. He will definitely be eyeing to make a strong comeback after a poor performance in the first two matches.

“He (Stokes) had another little setback yesterday so he will probably be a few days or a week away. This is a challenge but the team is playing well,” head coach Stephen Fleming said in the post-match press conference after CSK beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets on April 21.

“The first thing is him being fit and then if we have a headache around selection, the nature of the IPL is that things happen. Our priority is to get him fit. At the moment, he’s not quite ready, But as soon as he is, we’ll worry about the next part,” he added.

CSK Playing 11

1. Devon Conway 
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad
3. Ajinkya Rahane
4. Moeen Ali

5. Shivam Dube
6. Ambati Rayudu

7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. MS Dhoni (C & wk)
9. Matheesha Pathirana

10. Maheesh Theekshana

11. Tushar Deshpande

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Ben Stokes IPL 2023 Price

Chennai Super Kings added England’s Test skipper and all-rounder, Ben Stokes to their team during the IPL 2023 auction for INR 16.25 Crore. Stokes’ impressive abilities provide a much-needed balance to the team. However, his participation may be limited due to national team obligations and other factors. Therefore, efficient workload management is essential to ensure Stokes can contribute effectively and help the team remain competitive.

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