Chennai Super Kings is one of the successful teams in the history of IPL cricket, they are holding the record for the most appearance by any team in the playoffs ( 10 times out of 11 times). Mumbai Indians sitting next to them with 9 appearances in the playoffs from 13 times.
CSK qualified every time for playoff till last year where they couldn’t qualify for the playoffs in the history of IPL. This year they came back strongly and placed in the second, again IPL shifted to UAE where they are exposed in the last year tournament.
Before resumption of the IPL, some issues already started with CSK, which can lead another failure for the men in yellow.
Faf Du Plessis Injury
South African had been one of the most consistent players for the CSK and his record justifies the same. He has 2622 runs in 91 matches at an average of 34.96 and a strike rate of 131.03. His highest score is 96 and he has hit 86 sixes and 234 fours in his career. He also has 59 catches to his name.
He misses out in the match against Barbados Royals, Andre Fletcher his teammate revealed he sustained a groin injury. The condition of Faf would be a serious concern for MSD.
Dwayne Bravo, all-rounder didn’t bowl against Trinbago Knight Riders, there is news circulating that he is injured. If this is true M S Dhoni has to look for an alternative for him.
Moen Ali and Sam Curran
They will be available for CSK but whether they will be available for CSK in the playoffs is not sure as their national team playing against Pakistan in the October second week ahead of the T20 world cup. Recently there is friction between the two cricket boards after the cancellation of the fifth test match, already David Malan, Chris Woakes, and Bairstow withdrew from IPL 2021.