CSK vs RR: Why is Ben Stokes Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check CSK Playing 11
Updated on: Apr 12, 2023 6:10 pm IST
The biggest breaking news development coming from the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp is that their star all-rounder Ben Stokes is still not available to take part in their fourth encounter of Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) taking place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. After having suffered a poor defeat at the hands of Gujarat Titans, the Chennai Super Kings have registered a phenomenal comeback in this edition of the IPL as they have defeated both Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants in their last two games.
CSK vs RR: Why is Ben Stokes Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?
Unfortunately, England’s Test captain Ben Stokes will not be part of the CSK Playing 11 in today’s CSK vs RR IPL 2023 Match. Just before the game against Mumbai Indians on Saturday, Stokes complaint of heel pain during the training and was subsequently advised a week rest which is why he also missed the last match. In his absence, the Chennai Super Kings brought in the South African duo of Dwaine Pretorius and Sisanda Magala in the previous game. Incidentally, Stokes failed to contribute both in the batting as well as bowling departments in IPL 2023 so far. But the good news is that the Sri Lankan duo of Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana are available for selection in this match against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday.
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. Mitchell Santner
9. Rajvardhan Hangargekar
10. Maheesh Theekshana
11. Tushar Deshpande
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Ben Stokes IPL 2023 Salary
Chennai Super Kings made a bold and strategic move during the IPL 2023 auction, securing the talented all-rounder and England’s Test captain, Ben Stokes, for a whopping INR 16.25 Crore. Stokes’ addition to the team brings crucial balance with his exceptional all-round abilities. However, managing his availability poses a significant concern, considering his commitments with the national team and other factors. The Chennai Super Kings will need to carefully manage Stokes’ workload to ensure he can effectively contribute and maintain the team’s competitive edge.
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