CSK vs DC IPL 2023: Why is Ben Stokes Not Playing Today’s Match IPL? Check CSK Playing XI

Published on: May 10, 2023 7:15 pm IST|Updated on: May 10, 2023 8:20 pm IST

Why is Ben Stokes not playing CSK vs DC IPL 2023 match?

The important news development coming from the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp is that Ben Stokes is still not playing in their 12th encounter of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Delhi Capitals (DC) being played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The Chennai Super Kings registered a brilliant 6-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in their previous match of the ongoing T20 tournament. CSK are currently occupying the second spot on the points table with a total of 6 wins and 4 losses in IPL 2023.

CSK vs DC IPL 2023: Why is Ben Stokes Not Playing Today’s Match IPL?

After winning the toss and opting to bat first, the Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni stated that Ben Stokes is not included in the CSK playing XI for today’s CSK vs DC match. Incidentally, the England Test captain is not even part of the five substitute members list which means that he is still not available for selection. Incidentally, Stokes has played just 2 games in the Indian Premier League 2023 season after which he sustained a knee injury and since then, he has missed the last 10 matches for the Chennai Super Kings. It is still not clear whether the star all-rounder is still struggling with fitness issues or not.

“We will bat first. We have played a few games on this wicket. There are chances of this wicket slowing down. We can’t complain about this track. We try to keep it simple. We try to keep reiterating the same thing. Try to accomplish your plan. Try to execute your plans. We have one change. Rayudu comes in for Dube,” said Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni during the toss.

CSK Playing XI

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. Deepak Chahar
10. Maheesh Theekshana
11. Tushar Deshpande

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Ben Stokes IPL 2023 Price

In the IPL 2023 auction, Chennai Super Kings acquired the services of England’s Test skipper and all-rounder, Ben Stokes, for a whopping sum of INR 16.25 crore. Stokes’ addition to the team provides much-needed balance. However, his availability for the tournament might be limited due to national team commitments and other factors. Therefore, the team management must efficiently manage his workload to ensure he can make a valuable contribution and assist the team in remaining competitive throughout the tournament.

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