IPL 2023: Will MS Dhoni bat up the order in CSK vs PBKS match today?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season has been underway for some time now, and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been doing well so far. However, the most awaited question for the fans, especially the CSK local crowd, is whether MS Dhoni will come up the order and bat early on in the innings.

While Dhoni has not batted much in the current season, he seems to be in good form during practice sessions and last-ball encounters, where he has been smashing sixes with ease. But with Ambati Rayudu struggling to find form, Dhoni may provide him with more time to come back into form, which could mean he may not bat higher up in the order.

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However, Dhoni has always been known to surprise the fans, and he did just that in the recent match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the iconic Eden Gardens. When Ambati Rayudu was ready to come out, Dhoni swiftly walked up and started coming out to bat, which even Rayudu wasn’t aware of.

Given that CSK has once again won the toss and opted to bat first against Punjab Kings, the fans can once again expect to see Dhoni coming out to bat. During the toss, Dhoni explained his decision to bat first, saying that the wicket looked decent, and the fast bowlers could get some rest during the day game, which could be a factor due to the heat.

Regardless of whether Dhoni comes up the order or not, CSK has been performing well this season, and Dhoni’s leadership and experience have been a major factor in their success so far. The fans will undoubtedly be hoping for another victory today, with or without Dhoni batting higher up the order.