Dubai: The second leg of IPL 2021 is going to start from September 19 on UAE soil. The first match of the tournament will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Even before the start of the second half, a bad news is coming out for Chennai Super Kings.
CSK star player injured
Chennai Super Kings batsman Faf du Plessis has been injured. South African legend Faf du Plessis suffered a groin injury ahead of the Caribbean Premier League match against Barbados Royals. However, it is not yet clear how serious this injury of Faf du Plessis is.
Faf du Plessis is the captain of St Lucia Kings in the Caribbean Premier League. In his absence, Andre Fletcher captained the last match for St Lucia Kings. Let us inform that in the first semi-final of CPL, St Lucia Kings will face Trinbago Knight Riders.
Runs have been rained heavily for CSK
Du Plessis has performed well for the Kings in the CPL and is at number three in terms of most runs. Du Plessis has scored 277 runs in 9 matches, which includes a century. Du Plessis’s bat also got a lot of runs in the first half of the IPL, which took place in April-May.
Great record in IPL
In seven matches so far this season for Chennai, he has scored 320 runs at an average of 64 and a striker rate of 145.45, including four half-centuries. Du Plessis is one of those overseas players of IPL, who consistently perform well. Du Plessis has 2622 runs in 91 IPL matches at an average of 34.96 and strike rate of 131.03. Apart from this, he also has an important contribution in fielding, so far du Plessis has taken 59 catches in this tournament.