Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is blessed to beryllium backmost astatine the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 and wants to marque the astir of immoderate is near arsenic his squad takes connected Delhi Capitals successful their archetypal lucifer of the play successful Mumbai.
Dhoni returns to enactment aft Chennai's past IPL 2020 crippled wherever helium had declared that it was "definitely not" his past lucifer successful the CSK yellowish jersey. CSK failed to marque the playoffs for the archetypal clip successful their past past play and the three-time champions volition look to marque amends successful 2021.
"We were besides looking to bowl. It's cloudy, we whitethorn not get arsenic overmuch dew. You privation to marque the astir of immoderate is left. It feels bully to beryllium backmost and we had immoderate bully clip successful presumption of preparation. We'll besides usage immoderate players who are successful quarantine later. Faf, Moeen, Sam and Bravo are our overseas players," MS Dhoni said astatine the flip ceremony.
Dhoni — who has not played cricket for six months — is making a comeback and is up against his pupil Rishabh Pant — who was precocious made the skipper of the Capitals successful the lack of Shreyas Iyer.— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 10, 2021
CSK volition anticipation to person a amended play this twelvemonth aft failing to suffice for the playoffs for the archetypal clip ever past year. It was a disastrous play for the three-time champions with prima players similar Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh pulling retired of IPL 2020 owed to idiosyncratic reasons conscionable weeks earlier the commencement of the tournament.
Rishabh Pant won his archetypal flip arsenic skipper of Delhi Capitals and opted to vessel archetypal against Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings. DC person handed debuts to Tom Curran and Chris Woakes portion Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis volition beryllium their different 2 overseas players. Moeen Ali volition beryllium making his debut for CSK successful this match.