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CSK vs MI IPL 2022: Why is Suryakumar Yadav Not Playing Today?

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Suryakumar Yadav CSK vs MI IPL 2022: In a massive blow for the Mumbai Indians (MI) as their in-form batsman Suryakumar Yadav is not playing the today Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Mumbai Indians have already been knocked out of the tournament after they ended up losing a total of 9 matches this year.

CSK vs MI IPL 2022: Why is Suryakumar Yadav Not Playing Today?

The Mumbai Indians will continue to miss the services of Suryakumar Yadav for their second consecutive match as the right-hander has been ruled out of IPL 2022 with a left forearm injury. He has been advised rest by the Mumbai Indians and BCCI medical team after sustaining a muscle strain on the left forearm. Suryakumar had smashed an excellent total of 303 runs from as many as 8 games that included three brilliant half-centuries this T20 season.

“Suryakumar Yadav has sustained a muscle strain on the left fore arm and has been ruled out for the season. He has been advised to rest, in consultation with the BCCI medical team,” the Mumbai Indians said in a statement.

“We will field first. It’s the nature of the ground, and what suits our team. Nothing has worked for us this season. Keep an eye on the future, Pollard is out and Stubbs is in. Shokeen comes in for Ashwin. He was the one who came up to us and he was ready for it. We want to try out a few players, got to see what they have to offer. Looks a good track, hope it plays well throughout the 40 overs. It’s brilliant to play against Chennai, it’s always like that. We need to try and win the game,” said Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma during the toss.

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Suryakumar Yadav Stats in IPL

Matches Runs Strike-Rate IPL 2022 Performance Recent Form
123 2644 136.89 303 runs (8 games) 13, 51, 7, 32, 37, 43, 67*, 52, 65

 

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians: Confirmed MI Playing 11

Other than the absence of Suryakumar Yadav, the Mumbai Indians have handed a debut to Tristan Stubbs by dropping Kieron Pollard on his 35th birthday. Hrithik Shokeen has also been included in place of Murugan Ashwin.

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MI Playing 11
1. Rohit Sharma
2. Ishan Kishan
3. Tilak Varma
4. Ramandeep Singh

5. Tristan Stubbs
6. Tim David

7. Daniel Sams
8. Kumar Kartikeya
9. Hrithik Shokeen
10. Jasprit Bumrah
11. Riley Meredith

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CSK vs MI Head to Head

Matches CSK MI
Overall (35) 20 15
Last 5 IPL Games 3 2

 

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