Here's why Ravindra Jadeja is not the part of the CSK playing XI against DC

Here's why Ravindra Jadeja is not the part of the CSK playing XI against DC
The 55th fixture of the TATA IPL 2022 is underway. The defending champions, Chennai Super Kings are taking on Delhi Capitals at the DY Patil Stadium. Both teams have had a contrasting season so far. CSK, who are virtually out of the competition, will surely look to make the most of their remaining matches, but statistically, there is a very small chance that CSK can still make it, which also depends on how the other teams will perform.


On the other hand, the Capital-based team, who are in the middle of the table with five wins and as many losses, still have a good chance to make it, but that will mainly depend on the ongoing match. However, it was Rishabh Pant that won the toss and asked CSK to bat first.


However, one thing was very strange when the team was announced. Ravindra Jadeja, who captained the side in the first eight matches, was dropped from the XI and it was Shivam Dube who got the chance. It came as a shocker to many, as dropping Jadeja was the big call. Notably, he didn't have the season he would have liked and also stepped down from the captaincy in the middle of the season.


Is it the right move by the CSK to drop the player who was the first choice to lead the team? Or is it OK for the confidence of the all-rounder for the remaining games? But the real truth is something else, and the case is a bit different. MS Dhoni also confirmed at the toss.


MSD confirmed that Jadeja is not fit and is unavailable for the selection. That is the reason that the team doesn't want to take a risk and has given him the rest. The all-rounder has already suffered a major injury after the last T20I World Cup that has sidelined him for more than six months. 


The four-time champions have done a tremendous job batting first and posted a big score of 208/6 in their 20 overs. The opening duo of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway once again gave the team a good start and laid the foundation for others. Both openers added 110 runs for the first wicket in just 11 overs. Gaikwad made 41 off 33 and Conway carried on the momentum. The left-hander scored 87 runs off just 49 balls, including seven fours and five maximums.

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