Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa. (Photo: IPL)

Robin Uthappa enters an elite list of players to have played 200 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He achieved the feat when he was named in the playing XI for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for their game against Mumbai Indians (MI) on Thursday.

Uthappa has played for as many as six franchises, viz. Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore. In 200 games, he has scored 4919 runs at an average of 28.10.

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa. Image: IPL

CSK captain and Uthappa’s teammate, MS Dhoni, leads the way for the most appearances with 227 matches for CSK and the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS). He is followed by Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik, who are tied in 2nd place with 220 games in the league.

Robin Uthappa enters 200-club

  1. MS Dhoni – 227 matches
  2. Dinesh Karthik – 220 matches
  3. Rohit Sharma – 220 matches
  4. Virat Kohli – 214 matches
  5. Ravindra Jadeja – 207 matches
  6. Suresh Raina – 205 matches
  7. Robin Uthappa – 200 matches

Meanwhile, CSK won the toss and opted to bowl first. Both teams desperately need a win as they are languishing at the bottom of the table. CSK has 1 win in 6 matches while MI hasn’t yet opened its account (6 losses in 6 games).

Shivam Dube, Robin Uthappa
Shivam Dube, Robin Uthappa (Image: Twitter)

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja(c), MS Dhoni(w), Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary

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