IPL 2019: MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja Misses Out EL Classico Against Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni will sit out for the 44th match of Vivo IPL 12 against the Mumbai Indians after running a fever along with another teammate Ravindra Jadeja. The absence of MS Dhoni especially in a big game against the Mumbai Indians will surely put enormous pressure under the stand 8in skipper Suresh Raina who was pretty ordinary in his only match as the captain for CSK earlier in the tournament.
During the toss time, everyone was surprised to see Suresh Raina coming out for the coin toss. MS Dhoni is a huge name in Chennai and all across India and the spectators will feel unlucky at not getting a chance to see MSD inaction given the breathtaking form he has been in the tournament so far.
He has been the leading run scorer for CSK but the fever has prevented him to miss yet another game this season. With the World Cup 2019 just around the corner, MS Dhoni should definitely look to preserve himself from the showpiece event.
“We will bowl first, wicket still looks the same. I think dew will be the factor. MS and Jaddu are not well, they have fever and they will miss today’s game. We have three changes: MS, Jaddu and one more player is not playing (Faf). Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay and Santner come in,” Suresh Raina said during the toss time.
The match-up between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians is the greatest rivalry in IPL cricket and it is considered the EL Classico of IPL and the Mumbai Indians have a better record against the CSK. In 25 matches, Mumbai Indians have won 14 matches while Chennai Super Kings have chipped in with 11 victories.
The absence of MS Dhoni might be an issue for the home team but Raina will definitely look to handle his troops well and get a leaf out of MS Dhoni’s captaincy book. Meanwhile, Raina has won the toss and has asked the visitors to bat.
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