IPL 2021: Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been the most effective opening pairs this yr.© BCCI/IPL
Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) will probably be trying to lengthen their successful run within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 after they tackle the defending champions Mumbai Indians in Delhi on Saturday. With Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad firing on the prime of the order and Ravindra Jadeja contributing with each bat and ball, the MS Dhoni-led CSK have appeared class aside on this yr’s IPL. CSK completed seventh final yr, failing to qualify for the playoffs for the primary time of their historical past. However they’ve been the group to beat this season. CSK misplaced their marketing campaign opener to Delhi Capitals however turned issues round by successful the subsequent 5 video games and presently sit on the prime of the factors desk.
Listed below are among the key gamers for CSK
Faf du Plessis
The previous South Africa captain has been in fantastic kind with the bat and has scored three back-to-back half-centuries within the ongoing T20 event.
Du Plessis is third within the race for Orange Cap and can look to proceed his purple patch with the bat when CSK face Mumbai Indians.
The younger uncapped India batsman has had a dream run in the previous couple of video games after struggling for runs initially within the IPL 2021. Gaikwad scored a blistering 75 towards SunRisers Hyderabad to assist his aspect chase down the 172-run goal comfortably.
Gaikwad will probably be aiming to offer one other stable begin with Faf du Plessis and setup a platform for large hitters like Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni to do the harm within the later a part of their innings.
Jadeja missed worldwide cricket for 2 months as a consequence of an damage he picked up whereas enjoying in Australia. The left-handed all-rounder returned to aggressive cricket within the ongoing IPL and has been the most effective performers on this yr’s IPL.
Jadeja not too long ago smashed 36 runs off Harshal Patel after which picked up three wickets in the identical match towards RCB. CSK will probably be hoping to see an identical efficiency from their all-rounder as they tackle five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians.