CSK vs MI: Why is Ben Stokes Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check CSK Playing 11

Published on: May 6, 2023 3:47 pm IST|Updated on: May 6, 2023 3:47 pm IST

Why Ben Stokes Not Playing CSK vs MI IPL 2023

The upcoming match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai marks the second “El Classico” of IPL 2023. Once again Chennai Super Kings haven’t made any changes to their eleven which means Ben Stokes is still unavailable for them.

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

Ben Stokes, the captain of the English Test team, is not a part of the CSK’s playing 11 for CSK vs MI match no 49 of Tata IPL. Stokes suffered heel pain while training prior to their game against Mumbai Indians on April 8 and was advised to take a week’s rest, however, his injury seems to be aggravated as he is still not available for selection. Stokes last played an IPL game on April 3 against Lucknow Super Giants in Chennai. Check what MS Dhoni said at the toss,

“We’ll bowl first. A bit of rain expected, that’s one reason, looks like a good wicket and we want them to set a target for us. Every individual has worked well, everyone can show some attention on the field, we’ve improved every game, there have been some slip ups, but we need to finish well. We’re playing with the same squad.”

CSK Playing 11

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

5. Shivam Dube
6. Ravindra Jadeja
7. MS Dhoni (C & wk)
8. Matheesha Pathirana

9. Maheesh Theekshana

10. Tushar Deshpande
11. Deepak Chahar

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Ben Stokes IPL 2023 Salary

Chennai Super Kings made a shrewd move during the IPL 2023 auction by acquiring the highly talented all-rounder and captain of the English Test team, Ben Stokes, for an impressive sum of INR 16.25 Crore. His addition to the team provides a much-needed balance due to his exceptional all-round abilities. However, his availability is a significant concern due to his national team commitments and other factors. It is crucial for Chennai Super Kings to manage Stokes’ workload carefully to ensure that he can make a valuable contribution and help maintain the team’s competitive edge.

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