Chennai Super Kings captain M.S. Dhoni cleared the air about his future with the help of the franchise on Sunday and said that most fans want to hear that. On the toss for the match between CSK vs KXIP, former New Zealand cricketer Danny Morris asked the CSK captain. “will this be your last game ever in yellow?” Dhoni was quick to respond and emphatically responded with two words – “Definitely not.”
For the first time in the history of the IPL, In this season CSK failed to qualify for the playoffs, rumors began to circulate that CSK’s last league game of the year in the IPL could be the last in MS Dhoni’s tournament. but on Sunday the former India captain put those rumors to rest. Dhoni won the toss and elected to field. Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab was invited to bat at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, and Shardul Thakur coming in for Shane Watson, Mitchell Santner, and Karn Sharma, CSK made these three changes to their lineup. For KXIP, Mayank Agarwal returned to the playing XI in place of Arshdeep Singh.
It is a do-or-die fixture for KXIP, while CSK is already out of the race for a spot in the playoffs. Punjab needs a win against Chennai and hopes that other results will work in their favor to advance to the next round of the ongoing T20 tournament.
CSK are coming back into the game by two wins in a row while KXIP lost the previous match to Rajasthan Royals.