CSK vs LSG: Why is Maheesh Theekshana Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check CSK Playing 11
Updated on: Apr 3, 2023 3:01 pm IST
In a crucial news development, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will once again miss the services of their premier overseas spinner Maheesh Theekshana for their second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) being played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The Chennai Super Kings did not have the best of starts to their IPL 2023 campaign as they conceded a poor 5-wicket loss at the hands of Gujarat Titans in their first match of the ongoing T20 competition. CSK will be aiming to make a strong comeback both with the bat and ball in CSK vs LSG match.
CSK vs LSG: Why is Maheesh Theekshana Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?
Unfortunately, Sri Lanka’s premier off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana is still not available for the Chennai Super Kings in the CSK vs LSG IPL 2023 match on Monday. He is currently playing for the Sri Lanka T20I team in a three-match T20I series in New Zealand and will be joining his CSK teammates for IPL 2023 only after 8 April, 2023. It will be a huge setback for the Chennai Super Kings especially at their home ground, MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai where the pitch is expected to assist the spinners to a great extent and CSK captain MS Dhoni has the experience of using his spinners very nicely. In his short IPL career so far, Theekshana has become an important member of the CSK Playing 11 after his amazing performance during IPL 2022.
CSK Playing 11
1. Devon Conway
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad
3. Moeen Ali
4. Ambati Rayudu
5. Ben Stokes
6. Ravindra Jadeja
7. Shivam Dube
8. MS Dhoni (C & wk)
9. Mitchell Santner
10. Deepak Chahar
11. Rajvardhan Hangargekar
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Maheesh Theekshana IPL 2023 Salary
During the IPL 2022 mega auction, the Chennai Super Kings bought Sri Lankan off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana at a price of INR 70 Lakh. Theekshana played as many as 9 matches during the last season of IPL where he ended up taking a total of 12 wickets at a brilliant economy rate of less than 8. He was then retained by the Chennai Super Kings at the same price ahead of the IPL 2023 auction. While talking about his overall T20 stats, the spinner has taken 108 wickets from 100 games at an economy of 6.47.
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