Ben Stokes Unavailability in IPL 2023 Playoffs Deals Another Blow to Chennai Super Kings: Here's How It Could Affect Their Playoff Run

author - Shubhamoy Majumder

Chennai Super Kings suffer another setback as Ben Stokes confirms his unavailability for IPL 2023 playoffs, adding to the injury woes after Kyle Jamieson's exit. Learn more about the impact of Stokes' absence on CSK's playoff run and other potential English players who could miss the playoffs. Check out CSK's full squad and schedule here.

Ben Stokes Unavailability in IPL 2023 Playoffs Deals Another Blow to Chennai Super Kings: Here's How It Could Affect Their Playoff Run

Ben Stokes has been quite clear that he would not be competing in the playoffs of the Indian Premier League 2023 for Chennai Super Kings. This information has been communicated by Stokes. This troubling piece of information has delivered a significant setback to the franchise. The most current piece of information follows the statement that was made in the past and states that Kyle Jamieson will not be participating in the event because he is injured; this most recent piece of information comes after the statement that was made before. In the following paragraphs, we will discuss the news that Ben Stokes will not be available for the postseason run that the Chennai Super Kings will be participating in, as well as how this information may affect the team's chances of advancing further in the competition. In addition, we will discuss how this information may affect the team's chances of winning the competition.

Who is Ben Stokes?

Ben Stokes, who was born in England but participates in all forms of the game, is regarded to be an all-rounder since he is a significant player for England in each of those categories of the game. Stokes competes in all forms of the game. Stokes participates in the many competitive aspects of the game in every way. Stokes was an essential member of the Rajasthan Royals team that competed in previous seasons of the Indian Premier League. The Rajasthan Royals fielded him as one of their players (IPL). In the auction for the next season of the Indian Premier League, the Chennai Super Kings forked for a grand sum of INR 16.25 crore in order to secure his playing rights (2023).

Why is Ben Stokes unavailable for the IPL playoffs?

Ben Stokes has said that he intends to go on a short holiday before leading England's test team in a one-off test match against Ireland. Stokes used a tweet to break the news to the general public and let everyone know about it. Notwithstanding the fact that the whole calendar has been made accessible to the public, the BCCI has not yet made the schedule for the playoffs public. This is the case even though the schedule has been made available. Despite the fact that the schedule's specifics have been made public in their full, this remains the case. Notwithstanding this, the CSK will play their last league match on May 20; hence, it appears likely that Stokes will be available for the whole of the league stage.

Which other English players could miss the playoffs?

It is quite doubtful that any of the English players, with the potential exception of Ben Stokes, will make it through to the subsequent round in the playoffs. Ben Stokes is the only player from England who has a chance. At the time when the English Test players are competing against Ireland, their counterparts in Australia will be doing all in their power to get into the best shape possible for the World Test Championship Final. There is a remote chance that not a single one of the English players mentioned below will be chosen to take part in the postseason competition:

  • Sam Curran (If called up)
  • Joe Root
  • Jos Buttler (If called up)
  • Phil Salt (If called up)
  • Jofra Archer (If called up)
  • Jonny Bairstow (If called up)
  • Reece Topley (If called up)
  • Harry Brook (If called up)

How does this affect Chennai Super Kings?

In order for the Chennai Super Kings to be successful in the postseason competition, they will need to search for players who are able to replace the vacuum that will be left by Ben Stokes' departure. Stokes is a well-known player who is now in the lead for the position of CSK captain, which would be open once MS Dhoni steps down from his current position as captain. As a result of the fact that they were relying on him to steer their push for the playoffs, CSK would suffer a significant setback as a direct result of his absence as a consequence of the fact that they were dependent on him to do so.

Chennai Super Kings Full Squad and Schedule

The next season (2023) of the Indian Premier League will be MS Dhoni's last in the role of captain for the Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni, in his role as captain, will be in charge of the whole squad and will be held accountable for the group's overall success. In the roster of the squad you will also find players like as Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, and Mukesh Chow. In addition to that, Rajvardhan Hangargekar is taking part in this competition.

Chennai Super Kings' full schedule for IPL 2023 is as follows:

Match No.Match DayDateDayTimeTeam 1Team 2Venue
1131-Mar-23Fri19:30Gujarat TitansChennai Super KingsAhmedabad
6403-Apr-23Mon19:30Chennai Super KingsLucknow Super GiantsChennai
12908-Apr-23Sat19:30Mumbai IndiansChennai Super KingsMumbai

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