MI vs CSK: Why is Ben Stokes Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check CSK Playing XI
Updated on: Apr 8, 2023 7:59 pm IST
In an important news update, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will unfortunately not have the services of their star all-rounder Ben Stokes in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) game against the arch-rivals Mumbai Indians (MI) taking place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Chennai Super Kings returned back to winning ways in the ongoing edition of the IPL as they defeated the Lucknow Super Kings by an amazing margin of 12 runs. This victory came after a poor 5-wicket loss in IPL 2023 opener against Gujarat Titans.
MI vs CSK: Why is Ben Stokes Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?
During the toss, Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni revealed that Ben Stokes is not playing today’s MI vs CSK IPL 2023 match. Dhoni further stated that Stokes was not fully fit and thus, he was not available for selection. Incidentally, the England Test captain has failed to contribute much in the tournament so far neither with the bat or ball. This is why the Chennai Super Kings have included the likes of Sisanda Magala, Dwaine Pretorius and Ajinkya Rahane in the CSK playing 11 for this match.
“We will bowl first. Think one of the most memorable venues not only the 2011 win but when we won in 2007, when we came back the reception we got was great. Generally got pace and bounce, you can play your shots We have a few injury concerns, Stokes has an injury, Mo is not available. Ajinkya and Pretorius are playing. These are the two changes we have made,” said Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni.
CSK Playing 11
1. Devon Conway
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad
3. Ajinkya Rahane
4. Shivam Dube
5. Ravindra Jadeja
6. Dwaine Pretorius
7. MS Dhoni (C & wk)
8. Mitchell Santner
9. Deepak Chahar
10. Sisanda Magala
11. Tushar Deshpande
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Ben Stokes IPL 2023 Price
Chennai Super Kings made a bold move during the IPL 2023 auction by acquiring England’s Test captain, Ben Stokes, for a staggering price of INR 16.25 Crore. However, Stokes’ availability poses a significant concern for the team, as he brings essential balance to the side with his all-round abilities. The Chennai Super Kings would need to manage Stokes’ workload carefully, considering his commitments with the national team and other factors, to ensure that he can contribute effectively and help the team maintain their competitive edge in the upcoming IPL season.
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