Sisanda Magala to Miss 1st Match of MS Dhoni vs Hardik Pandya

Sisanda Magala
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Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is breathing around the neck. The very first match of this tournament is between CSK and GT. This year can be the last playing year for former CSK captain MS Dhoni. On the other side, Hardik Pandya is captain of last year’s champion Gujarat Titans. But Sisanda Magala will be absent in that match of 4 times IPL winner CSK.

Sisanda Magala substitute for Jamieson

The first match is on 31st March, Friday. But CSK’s Magala will join the squad on 3rd April 2023. And this is why CSK will be affected by his absence. The South African bowler was already the substitute for Kyle Jamieson for CSK. Jamieson was ruled out due to an injury. He was signed with the franchise for Rs 1 crore.

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni undoubtedly was the successful captain for CSK, and then he handed over the legacy to Ravindra Jadeja. But it didn’t take much time for Jadeja to leave the responsibility the mid-way of the season.

South Africa’s Schedule

Actually, South Africa (SA) has their ODIs against the Netherlands on 31st March and 2nd April. And Magala being one of their key players it is impossible to miss that. SA is 10 currently in the ICC ODI rankings. But to qualify for the ODI World Cup they need to reach the minimum of 2 ranks ahead, which means in 8th position.

Hardik Pandya, GT’s Captain

On the other hand, talking about GT news, Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans is set to lift the trophy for the second time in their second year. They ended last season being on the 2nd position also. their young batter Shubman Gill has established himself as a not-to-ignore player in International formats. Mohammad Shami and Rashid Khan are their two big weapons.
It is now to see how CSK will fight against this massive blow in their first match. The match is scheduled at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans Squad

Hardik Pandya (Captain), Abhinav Manohar, Alzarri Joseph, B. Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, David Miller, Jayant Yadav, Joshua Little, Kane Williamson, K.S Bharat, Matthew Wade, Mohammad Shami, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Odean Smith, Pradeep Sangwan, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Urvil Patel, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, and Yash Dayal.

MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings SQUAD

MS Dhoni, Ajay Mandal, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, K Bhagath Varma, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Mukesh Choudhary, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shaik Rasheed, Shivam Dube, Simarjeet Singh, Sisanda Magala, Subhranshu Senapati, and Tushar Deshpande.

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Written by Janhabi Banerjee

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