In a big setback for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) before the second half of the 14ste edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), their experienced opener Faf Du Plessis of South Africa suffered an injury before his team St Lucia Kings’ meeting against the Barbados Royals in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021).
Chennai Super Kings have already reached the UAE to set up their training camp before the resumption of IPL 2021, which will be played in places like Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, and their remaining players involved in the CPL 2021 would join them joins after the end of the tournament, which included Faf du Plessis.
The former South African captain, who retired from the Test earlier this year, has been with the Chennai Super Kings from the start, apart from a brief stint for Rising Pune Supergiant, when the CSK team was suspended from the Indian Premier League.
Faf Du Plessis misses CPL meeting against Barbados royals due to injury
Du Plessis was one of the most consistent players in the Indian Premier League, and his record shows the same. He has 2622 runs in 91 games at an average of 34.96 and a pass rate of 131.03. His highest score is 96 and he has hit 86 sixes and 234 fours in his career. He also has 59 catches to his name.
Faf was the light for CSK, who had a poor season in 2020 when he was knocked out of the playoffs for the first time in IPL history as he made 446 runs with 4 fifties, including the highest score of 87 * at a hit rate. of 140.75. Even in the first half of the IPL 2021, he had 320 runs in 7 matches with the best of 95 * at an average of 64.00 and a pass rate of 145.45.
However, there will be a question mark over his participation in the second half of the IPL 2021, after it was revealed that he suffered a groin injury before the 28ste match of the CPL 2021 between St Lucia Kings and Barbados Royals. Kings stand-up captain Andre Fletcher revealed during the tournament that Faf will miss this game and possibly others after suffering a groin injury. He is in excellent form for the Kings, having scored a brilliant unbeaten century in a previous game.
It remains to be seen whether Faf du Plessis will recover in time for the IPL 2021, but this development could surely put the team led by MS Dhoni into tension.