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IPL 2023: Big Blow to CSK as Ben Stokes Doubtful For MI vs CSK due to Knee Injury

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is set to face their archrivals, Mumbai Indians (MI), for the 12th Match of the TATA IPL 2023. The match has been one of the biggest rivalries of the IPL. The fans of both teams popularly call this rivalry EL Classico of the IPL.

Ahead of the massive game that will surface today in the Wankhede stadium, Mumbai, at 7:30 PM, unpleasant news has been reported from the Chennai Super Kings dugout. As per the sources, the star player of CSK, Ben Stokes, is doubtful to play today’s intense match due to a knee injury. Reports suggest that after the training session held on Friday, Stokes suffered pain in his heel and has been advised to rest for ten days by the physiotherapist.

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Ben Stokes’ Performance for CSK

Chennai Super Kings is one of the most loved team franchises and has a huge fan base. CSK has played two matches by now in the TATA IPL 2023 and has managed only two points on the points table. After losing their first match against Gujarat Titans, they sealed a victory against Lucknow Super Giants in their home ground Chennai.

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As witnessed, Stokes didn’t make much of a difference to the team’s performance in the 2 games he played. In the first match, after coming from an injury, he only performed as a batsman and could only manage to score 7 runs from 6 deliveries after smashing a boundary. While in the second match at Chepauk, he again managed to put only eight runs on the board after playing 8 deliveries. With a strike rate of a hundred, he walked to the dugout after scoring only one boundary. He unexpectedly Bowled one over, where he ended up conceding 18 runs!

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Stokes did not perform as expected in both matches by the team management and the fans. Chennai Super Kings paid a whopping amount of ₹16.25 crore for the English all-rounder after bidding the highest in the TATA IPL 2023 Auction. We hope this is not a big injury and that Stokes continue to play for Team Yellow and give entertaining and thrilling knocks and spells.

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