CSK vs RR: Why is Dwaine Pretorius Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check CSK Playing XI

Published on: Apr 12, 2023 8:02 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 12, 2023 8:02 pm IST

Dwaine Pretorius

Chennai Super Kings are taking on Rajasthan Royals in match no 17 of Tata IPL 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Super Kings have now won two matches on the trot and are on a roll. Despite being in a good form, the team management has made two changes in the eleven and one of those changes is of Dwaine Pretorius.

CSK vs RR: Why is Dwaine Pretorius not playing today’s IPL 2023 match?

In what comes up a huge surprise, South African all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has been dropped from this game and replaced by Sri Lankan spinner Maheesh Theekshana. The change was coming as Theekshana has just arrived in the CSK camp after completing his national commitments. Chennai’s wicket always offers assistance to slow bowlers and spinners and Theekshana’s inclusion was on expected lines. Check out what MS Dhoni said at the toss,

“We will bowl first. It may be slightly on the slower side, different from the first game. Dew may play a role and it might get better in the second innings. (On his 200th game as CSK captain in the IPL) It feels good and, also I feel the crowd has been fantastic. Also the fact that we started in the old stadium, it was very hot and humid. But now it feels like we’re playing in Switzerland. It’s good to play. We have seen cricket change – how T20 was played at that point of time till now, a lot has changed. The crowd has been fantastic. We have had injury concerns and players were unavailable, but still we have done well. Mitchell Santner and Pretorius make way for Theekshana and Moeen.”

CSK Playing 11

Check out Chennai Super Kings Playing 11 vs Rajasthan Royals for match no 17.

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

5. Shivam Dube
6. Ravindra Jadeja
7. MS Dhoni (C & wk)
8. Maheesh Theekshana
9. Sisanda Magala
10. Akash Singh

11. Tushar Deshpande

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Dwaine Pretorius IPL 2023 Price

Dwaine Pretorius was among the retained players ahead of the 2023 IPL auctions. The all-rounder from South Africa was picked up by CSK in the 2022 auction for INR 50 Lakhs.

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