CSK has had many issues ahead of the IPL, which begins on 19th Sept 2021.
1. Faf Du Plessis INJURED
CSK is dealt a huge blow as Faf du Plessis is injured ahead of the UAE leg
Faf Du Plessis of South Africa sustained an injury in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021), preventing Chennai Super Kings (CSK) from playing the second half of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021).
The Chennai Super Kings have already reached the UAE to set up their training camp ahead of IPL 2021, which will be held in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, and most of the players involved in CPL 2021 were expected to join them after the tournament concluded.
Former South African captain, who retired from Test cricket earlier this year, has been with the Chennai Super Kings since day one, except for a brief stint with Rising Pune Supergiant during the time CSK was suspended from the Indian Premier League.
After it was revealed he suffered a groin injury before the 28th match of CPL 2021 between St Lucia Kings and Barbados Royals, his participation in the second half of the IPL 2021 is in doubt. Andre Fletcher, the Kings’ stand-in captain, announced at the toss that Faf will miss this match as well as possibly others. For the Kings, he scored an unbeaten century earlier this season.
2. Dwayne Bravo INJURED
Defeating the Patriots after Bravo suffers a groin injury ends their unbeaten streak.
Bravo returned to the field in his last CPL match, but he did not bowl, so he may still be recovering from his injury.
3. Sam Curran & Moeen Ali MIGHT MISS PLAYOFFS
England players selected for the T20 WorldCup may miss the playoffs next year, causing major problems for the IPL franchises. The England team management wants its full T20 World Cup squad available for the two-match series against Pakistan.
The likes of Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran will not be available to their teams in the Play-Offs.
England Squad for T20 World Cup: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood: Reserves: Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, James Vince