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

Updated on: Apr 8, 2023 7:55 pm IST

Moeen Ali Not Playing MI vs CSK IPL 2023

In a massive breaking news development, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will miss the services of their premier all-rounder Moeen Ali in their third game of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Mumbai Indians (MI) being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Chennai Super Kings registered a fantastic comeback during their last game where they defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 12 runs in Chennai. CSK did not had the best of starts as they lost their opening match against Gujarat Titans.

MI vs CSK: Why is Moeen Ali Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

After having won the toss and opting to bowl first, Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni revealed that Moeen Ali is not part of the CSK Playing 11 in this MI vs CSK IPL 2023 match on Saturday. Dhoni stated that the England all-rounder is not completely fit for this match and thus, he was unavailable for selection. Incidentally, Moeen bowled amazing well during the last victory against Lucknow Super Giants where he picked up a total of four wickets and gave away just 26 runs in his four overs. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have made three changes as the trio of Ajinkya Rahane, Dwaine Pretorius and Sisanda Magala have been included in the side.

“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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Moeen Ali IPL 2023 Price

Ahead of the IPL 2023 auction, Moeen Ali was retained by the Chennai Super Kings at a whopping amount of INR 8 Crore. Moeen smashed a total of 357 and 244 runs during IPL 2021 and 2022 respectively. He also picked up as many as 8 wickets last year in the IPL.

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