Here’s the Reason why Maheesh Theekshana is not playing Today’s IPL 2024 Match 7 Against Gujarat Titans

The tournament has seen six successful fixtures. On March 26, Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans are facing each other in the 7th match of the tournament. After winning the first matches, both are charged up for this fixture. But there is a notable change in CSK’s playing xi. Matheesha Pathirana replaced Maheesh Theekshana. In this article, we will find the reason for his absence. Find out why Maheesh Theekshana is missing from today’s IPL 2024 clash against GT.

Maheesh Theekshana’s Absence:

After bagging the inaugural match of the IPL 2024, Chennai Super Kings is facing Gujarat Titans at the M. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. In the last match, under their new captain, CSK performed well and defeated RCB. Even against GT, they will try to repeat the same. But in the playing XI, there is a notable change. 

In today’s match, Theekshana is missing out on his spot in the playing XI. Young bowler Matheesha Pathirana has replaced him against Gujarat Titans. In the last match, Theekshana ended up with no wickets after conceding 36 runs. On the other hand, Pathirana played exceptionally well in the previous season. His inclusion in CSK’s playing XI is strategic and can be beneficial for CSK. 

At the time of the toss, the CSK skipper updated Pathirana’s arrival in playing xi. Ruturaj Gaikwad said, “We were looking to bowl first, wicket is hard and looks similar to the first game. It was a rusty start (against RCB) but we came back well. Everyone showed good intent throughout the innings. Our Malinga, Pathirana comes in for Theekshana.”

Toss Update:

In this crucial game, Gujarat Titans won the toss and decided to bowl first. After winning the toss, Shubman Gill said, “We will bowl first. That (against MI) match was physically and mentally exhausting. Everyone is well rested and well settled with 10 teams playing. We get enough rest time between matches. It shows the character of the team, the way our bowlers bounced back against Mumbai. Playing with the same team.”

Gujarat Titan’s playing xi is unchanged, featuring Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill(c), Azmatullah Omarzai, David Miller, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Spencer Johnson. 

Chennai Super Kings have made one change. Their playing xi featuring Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni(w), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman.

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The tournament has seen six successful fixtures. On March 26, Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans are facing each other in the 7th match of the tournament. After winning the first matches, both are charged up for this fixture. But there is a notable change in CSK’s playing xi. Matheesha Pathirana replaced Maheesh Theekshana. In this article, we will find the reason for his absence. Find out why Maheesh Theekshana is missing from today's IPL 2024 clash against GT.

Maheesh Theekshana’s Absence:

After bagging the inaugural match of the IPL 2024, Chennai Super Kings is facing Gujarat Titans at the M. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. In the last match, under their new captain, CSK performed well and defeated RCB. Even against GT, they will try to repeat the same. But in the playing XI, there is a notable change. 

In today’s match, Theekshana is missing out on his spot in the playing XI. Young bowler Matheesha Pathirana has replaced him against Gujarat Titans. In the last match, Theekshana ended up with no wickets after conceding 36 runs. On the other hand, Pathirana played exceptionally well in the previous season. His inclusion in CSK’s playing XI is strategic and can be beneficial for CSK. 

At the time of the toss, the CSK skipper updated Pathirana’s arrival in playing xi. Ruturaj Gaikwad said, “We were looking to bowl first, wicket is hard and looks similar to the first game. It was a rusty start (against RCB) but we came back well. Everyone showed good intent throughout the innings. Our Malinga, Pathirana comes in for Theekshana.”

Toss Update:

In this crucial game, Gujarat Titans won the toss and decided to bowl first. After winning the toss, Shubman Gill said, “We will bowl first. That (against MI) match was physically and mentally exhausting. Everyone is well rested and well settled with 10 teams playing. We get enough rest time between matches. It shows the character of the team, the way our bowlers bounced back against Mumbai. Playing with the same team.”

Gujarat Titan’s playing xi is unchanged, featuring Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill(c), Azmatullah Omarzai, David Miller, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Spencer Johnson. 

Chennai Super Kings have made one change. Their playing xi featuring Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni(w), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman.

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