CSK vs MI IPL 2021 – Faf Du Plessis Update, CSK to take a call on Faf Du Plessis on matchday – Chennai Super Kings have been left in the lurch with Faf Du Plessis’ injury. The CSK opener returned from CPL 2021 with a groin injury having missed the last three matches including the CPL 2021 final for St Lucia Kings. With the first match against Mumbai Indians just a day after he is out of quarantine, MS Dhoni & Co are waiting anxiously for a positive update.
CSK vs MI IPL 2021 – Faf Du Plessis Update: CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said that the team is waiting for him to exit mandatory two-day isolation and join the team practice on Sunday for assessment. While Robin Uthappa has been kept on standby as the backup option, a final call will be taken on the matchday.
“He is in isolation as arrived only last night. Once he is out, we will assess his injury and then take a call accordingly. But there is no need to worry right now,” Kasi Viswanathan told InsideSport.co
CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Chennai’s CEO on Faf Du Plessis availability, ‘After quarantine, we will access his injury & take call’
CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Why is Faf du Plessis doubtful for MI clash?
- Faf Du Plessis hasn’t had any practice since suffering the groin injury last week.
- He has missed three CPL matches including the final.
- A groin injury is treated generally with rest and a week of it isn’t considered enough.
- After a week of rest, Du Plessis will take the field, if fully fit, on Sunday and depending on injury assessment, a call will be taken.
- Robin Uthappa has been kept on standby if Du Plessis doesn’t recover on time as a precautionary measure.
CSK vs MI IPL 2021 – Faf Du Plessis Update: Faf du Plessis, CSK’s top-scorer in IPL 2021 Phase 1, have had struggled after a concussion during the PSL 2021. He missed the remaining PSL matches while also pulling out of The Hundred. As a result, his form dipped too. But just when he started to regain form with a century against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and followed that up with an 84 against Barbados Royals, Du Plessis suffered a groin injury, ruling him out of the remainder CPL 2021.
As groin injury could take 4-6 weeks to recover, even with a Grade 1 injury, it is expected to take Faf Du Plessis another week to recover. As per sports medicine specialists, the best way recovery method for groin injury is to rest. The CSK opener has had just a week of rest so far and that period is rather short for recovery.
CSK vs MI IPL 2021 – Faf Du Plessis Update: When Faf Du Plessis joins CSK practice on Sunday, just a day ahead of the match against Mumbai Indians (MI), a full assessment will be required to understand the extent of his injury.
Against the defending champions, missing Du Plessis will be a big blow as he was in red-hot form in the tournament amassing 277 runs. He was also the leading run-scorer for CSK in IPL 2021. He scored 320 runs in seven matches with a best of 95* at an average of 64.00 and a strike rate of 145.45. He also smashed four fifties in those matches. But if he fails to recover Ruturaj Gaikwad will have a new partner i.e Robin Uthappa.
CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Since joining CSK from Rajasthan Royals in a trade deal, the former KKR star has warmed the bench. But he has been put on standby with clouds over Faf Du Plessis’ availability.
IPL 2021: What could be Chennai Super Kings’ Playing XI against Mumbai Indians?
Openers: Ruturaj Gaikwad & Robin Uthappa, No 3: Moeen Ali, No 4: Suresh Raina, No 5: Ambati Rayudu, No 6: Ravindra Jadeja, No 7: MS Dhoni (c & wk), No 8: Shardul Thakur, No 9: Deepak Chahar, No 10: Lungi Ngidi, No 11: J Hazlewood