IPL 2018
IPL 2018: Murali Vijay All Set To Play Next Game For CSK
By CricShots - Apr 13, 2018 11:18 am
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The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has been one of the most followed teams in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). There is no doubt about the fact that they are the biggest entertainers have been great entertainers on the field and continue to provide high voltage games since the inception of the IPL. This season has been no different as they started off with a nail-biter and continued to do the same in the second game as well.  

Murali Vijay

Despite winning the first two games of their comeback season, injury blows continue to hit the franchise as several CSK players do not match ready. Mitchell Santner and Kedar Jadhav are already ruled out of the tournament while Suresh Raina is not available for the next two games. There are concerns over the fitness of the Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis as well. Despite all these problems, one silver lining for the franchise is the fitness of Murali Vijay who has returned to full fitness and will be available for the next game.

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Vijay suffered a niggle on his ribs during a net session ahead of IPL opener against Mumbai Indians. The impact of the injury was such that Vijay could not get over the pain even after a week. In his absence, CSK decided to open with Ambati Rayudu who has done a decent job in the last two games. Rayudu will move down the order as Vijay has to come in the next game in the absence of Raina.

Chennai Super Kings will take on Kings XI Punjab in their next contest in an away game on April 15. Meanwhile, the home games of CSK have been moved to Pune due to political tensions in Tamil Nadu and raising concerns over players’ safety. The franchise made a comeback in IPL after two years and was playing its first home game. The Chennai fans might be deprived of home games next year as well due to general elections.