Huge blow for CSK as Moeen Ali hurts his ankle; likely to miss next few matches


Huge blow for CSK as Moeen Ali hurts his ankle; likely to miss next few matches

Moeen Ali

Chennai Super Kings’ Moeen Ali hurt his ankle during the training session on Saturday and the franchise is waiting for the scan results.

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This would mean the Moeen Ali would miss CSK’s next few matches. CSK will play their next two games this week; first one against Punjab Kings later today and on May 1, they will lock-horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad.

He had played his last game on April 17 against Gujarat Titans. He was dropped for the match against Mumbai Indians and was replaced by Mitchell Santner. CSK won their second match against MI. This star all-rounder was retained by CSK during the mega-auction.

CSK are having a hard time in this season’s IPL. In their 7 matches, they have lost 5 of them. Prior to the IPL, they have lost their main bowler Deepak Chahar on whom the franchise has paid a massive amount of 14 crores. They have also lost Adam Milne after he sustained a hamstring injury after CSK’s first match.

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Moeen Ali has struggled with his form

Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali and MS Dhoni

Even though Moeen Ali had played a crucial game for CSK last season which also helped the team lift the trophy, this IPL season isn’t a lucky one for him. First there were issues related to his visa.

And because of his visa issue, he has missed CSK’s first game against Kolkata Knight Riders in the season. Then in five matches, he scored only a small 87 runs at an average of 17.40. The English all-rounder hasn’t even picked up a wicket in all of his 8 overs he has bowled. In 2021, Moeen Ali had scored 357 runs with the bat and scalped 6 wickets with the ball.

CSK are placed at the ninth position which is followed by the five-time champions Mumbai Indians. The Men in Yellow will have to win at least 6 out of their next 7 matches to have a chance to make it to the playoffs.

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