IPL 2021 – CSK to follow CPL LIVE: CSK opener Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of CPL 2021 semifinals after his groin injury. The development comes as a big blow to MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, just a few week ahead of IPL 2021. The opening match will be played between CSK and MI on September 19. du Plesis has been in fine form but his absence will affect the team balance. Follow TKR vs SLK Semifinals in CPL 2021 Live Updates on InsideSport.co
In what came as the latest blow for MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK), in-form opener Faf du Plessis picked up a groin injury in the ongoing CPL. He suffered an injury while playing against Barbados Royals and was subsequently ruled out of the final group stage match. The extent of du Plessis’ injury remains unknown, and his participation in the CPL 2021 remaining matches and the IPL 2021 Phase 2 remains in doubt. He has so far lost a couple of matches in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League.
Faf du Plessis’ absence could be a big headache for CSK team management owing to his stellar knocks in the ongoing CPL and consistent performances during the India leg of IPL 2021. In Phase 1 of the IPL, du Plessis was again one of the leading run-getters, scoring 320 runs in just seven games.
The first semi-final of CPL 2021 tonight @ 7.30 PM will not only be watched by the Caribbean cricket fans – but will also be followed by one of the top IPL team who otherwise doesnt have any commercial interest in the CPL 2021. MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coaching staff will follow the game with huge interest. Reason, to check on the fitness of their highest score Faf Du Plessis –
IPL 2021: CSK camp will keenly follow TKR vs SLK semifinals in CPL 2021 live, Du Plessis fitness on Dhoni’s team mind: Follow Live Updates
IPL 2021 – CSK to follow CPL LIVE: As the table-toppers Trinbago Knight Riders take on the St Lucia Kings on Tuesday, the focus for CSK be on the fitness of Faf du Plessis’.
Du Plessis has suffered a groin injury and missed the last match against Barbados Royals. With IPL 2021 just five days away, the CSK opener could miss the first match and his availability in the entire tournament hangs in balance. This is the reason CSK will keenly follow the CPL 2021 semifinals LIVE today
Faf du Plessis is one of the most consistent stars of CSK. In Phase 1 of IPL 2021, Du Plessis smashed four back to back half-centuries as CSK jumped to 2nd spot on the points table. His opening stand with Ruturaj Gaikwad turned things around for CSK after an abysmal 2020 season.
CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE: In CPL, Faf du Plessis has regained form at the right time and a lot will depend on his availability if St Lucia Kings are to win the title. As he missed the last match, the Kings suffered a humiliating 8-wicket defeat. Although Kings didn’t miss him in batting, they did miss his inputs on the field as Barbados chased the target with ease.
As for Trinbago Knight Riders, they showed their class and stamped their authority with a win over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in their final game, to clinch the top spot in the standings, despite a slow start to the season. Amongst the pre-tournament favourites, TKR have certainly lived up that hype and will be intent on delivering yet another trophy.
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CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE: The Kings meanwhile have been patchy and a lot will depend on the availability of Faf du Plessis as they prepare for the semi-final. The fourth-placed side comes into the clash on the back of a defeat against bottom-placed Barbados Royals, but will nonetheless be a force to reckon with, especially considering the form of Roston Chase, and if featuring Faf du Plessis, who had suffered a groin injury in the last match and could be unavailable.
CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE: Match Details
Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Kings
CPL 2021 Semi-final 1
14th September, 7:30 PM IST
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE: Weather Report
The average temperature will be around 30 degrees celsius while Humidity will be at 70%. The weather will be sunny throughout the day and there is a 25% chance of rain to play spoilsport on the day.
CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE: Pitch Report
The pitch in Warner Park has proven to be two-paced throughout the tournament but should likely be a batting-friendly surface. The T20 records of Warner Park suggest that the bowlers will have a tough time here. St Kitts has seen humungous totals being chased in the CPL. In the 7th edition of CPL, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots chased down a target of 242 in with 7 balls to spare.
CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE streaming: TKR vs SLK LIVE scores
The match will not be shown on TV for the cricket audience in India. Fans can catch the TKR vs SLK Live Streaming on the FanCode app. For TKR vs SLK live scores, ball by ball commentary, and full scorecard, click here.