The IPL’s second leg will begin on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates. The IPL will resume in 2021, with Chennai Super Kings facing off against arch-rivals Mumbai Indians. CSK, on the other hand, may have to deal with two major setbacks before the competition begins. The team’s two-star players, Faf du Plessis and Sam Curran, are both unavailable, which is causing concern.
Faf du Plessis, a South African batsman, is presently playing in the Caribbean Premier League in the West Indies. He led the Saint Lucia Kings to victory in the tournament. However, due to a groin injury, he was unable to play in the remaining two games.
This has raised questions regarding his fitness and availability for the remainder of the IPL season. A CSK official, on the other hand, has indicated that the team is optimistic that Faf du Plessis will be available for the first match.
“We are sure that Faf du Plessis will be ready to play against the Mumbai Indians in the first match. Our medical staff will evaluate him once he arrives in the UAE for the IPL 2021, but we believe the week off will have aided his recovery. “Faf, along with other CSK players Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir, will be here on Thursday (September 16),” according to a Super Kings official, as published by MyKhel.
The CSK official also stated that players arriving from the CPL will not be subjected to quarantine because it is a bubble to bubble transfer.
CSK has begun full-fledged preparations for the second leg of the IPL
CSK was one of the first teams to arrive in the United Arab Emirates to begin their preparations. In the last several weeks, the players have been training at a high level. The English all-rounder Sam Curran, on the other hand, has only recently arrived in the UAE for the competition. However, in the first game, CSK will be without his services.
Curran will be required to stay in quarantine for six days. As a result, he will be unable to take command of the field for the game against the Mumbai Indians. Curran has been a key member of the squad, and his efforts will be vital if CSK are to maintain their winning ways in the IPL’s second leg.