Mahendra Singh Dhoni won’t likely play for Chennai Super Kings when they face Gujarat Titans in the first game of the Indian Premier League. The captain of Chennai has been dealing with pain in his left leg. Given the team’s lack of available wicketkeepers, it is known that he is still experiencing some pain and is hesitant to exert himself too much.
It will be intriguing to see who leads the team if Dhoni is unable to play on Friday. Ben Stokes, who is regarded as a replacement, is battling a personal injury, and CSK may be considering either Ravindra Jadeja or Ruturaj Gaikwad to take over as captain.
Reports suggest that Dhoni’s eligibility won’t be decided until Friday, but the odds of him playing are still slim. Chennai would turn to Devon Conway to handle the gloves because they don’t have a normal wicketkeeper in the lineup. If the New Zealand opener doesn’t start the game, one of Gaikwad or Ambati Rayudu will keep wicket.