Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had been jolted with a serious blow on Sunday as Ambati Rayudu left the sector in ache in the course of the UAE leg opener towards Mumbai Indians (MI) in Dubai.
Following Chennai’s top-order collapse within the powerplay, all eyes had been on Rayudu to regular his facet’s innings however successful on the left elbow made him stroll off with the workforce physio.
Rayudu was struck on the arm by Adam Milne‘s supply earlier than falling to the bottom in discomfort, including to Chennai’s batting woes on an eventful evening.
The New Zealand duo of Trent Boult and Adam Milne rocked Chennai’s top-order within the first two overs by dismissing Faf du Plessis (0) and Moeen Ali (0). Suresh Raina additionally made his approach again after scoring 4, leaving the three-time champions reeling at 7/3 within the first three overs.
Earlier, MS Dhoni gained the toss and opted to bat towards Mumbai, who had been being led by Kieron Pollard in absence of standard skipper Rohit Sharma. Dashing all-rounder Hardik Pandya additionally missed the sport, making the best way for Anmolpreet Singh’s debut.
On Rohit’s absence, Pollard stated, “He is okay, we will see him sooner rather than later. He is the captain of this ship.I am just standing in.”
For CSK, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo and Josh Hazlewood had been the 4 overseas picks within the blockbuster match.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C), Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood