CSK is one of the most successful team of IPL. They have played 9 matches so far in IPL 2019 and won 7 matches out of them. The Chennai team is table toper in points table with 14 points in IPL 2019. They need to win at least two more matches to confirm their position into the playoffs by getting 18 points.
In their last match, CSK was against SRH on their home ground Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. MS Dhoni could not play due to injury in this match. In his absence Suresh Raina led CSK but could not lead it to victory. The absence of MS Dhoni could be felt throughout the match. SRH defeated CSK without much difficulty by 5 wickets.
Now, CSK will play against RCB today. This match will be played at RCB home ground, Chinnaswamy stadium. This match is between team India’s former and current captains MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli respectively. But the thing of worry before this match for CSK is MSD fitness. As he has to play in ICC cricket world cup 2019 after IPL he has to focus on his fitness. He cannot take any risk in IPL so that it affects him in world cup 2019. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanath “His availability for the next game is still not known. We still can’t say. He will take the right call.”
On asked by reporters to CSK head Stephen Fleming, he said
“Yeah, it is [difficult], he (MSD) is a great player. Whenever a great player isn’t in your side, it means there is a hole to fill, and he has been in great form. So it does have an impact on your side, as well as the captaincy. You get used to a certain style of play and when you lose arguably your best player and your captain, you have to make adjustments but it doesn’t mean that we are not competitive.”