IPL 2021 will commence next month with the first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9, 2021. The domestic T20 tournament will entertain Indian cricket fans for over two months and conclude with the final match on May 30, 2021. Chennai Super Kings are set to start their IPL journey with the first match against Delhi Capitals on April 10, 2021, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Chennai Super Kings finished on the 7th spot in IPL 2020 and it was the first time ever that the team did not qualify for playoffs. Ahead of IPL 2021 auction, Chennai Super Kings released Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh, and Shane Watson from the squad.
During the IPL auction 2021, Chennai Super Kings bought 6 players into their team. Krishnappa Gowtham, Moeen Ali, and Cheteshwar Pujara were their popular deals. Moeen Ali was the only overseas player which Chennai Super Kings bought during the auction. Here we look at 4 overseas players who will play for Chennai Super Kings in their 1st match of IPL 2021 against Delhi Capitals.
IPL 2021: 4 Overseas Players Who Will Play For Chennai Super Kings (CSK) In Their First Game Of The Season
Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis is among the most crucial overseas players for Chennai Super Kings. He is one overseas player who will be part of the first match of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021. Last year, the former South African cricketer Plessis was the leading run-scorer for Chennai Super Kings. He scored 449 runs in 13 innings. Chennai Super Kings do not have many options for openers and Faf du Plessis will be the best batsman to open the innings.