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IPL 2020, RR Vs CSK: After Beating COVID-19, Ruturaj Gaekwad Makes Indian Premier League Debut

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) gave young wicketkeeper-batsman Ruturaj Gaekwad IPL debut on Tuesday as the three-time champions take on Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah, UAE

IPL 2020, RR Vs CSK: After Beating COVID-19, Ruturaj Gaekwad Makes Indian Premier League Debut
Ruturaj Gaikwad | Courtesy: Twitter (@ChennaiIPL)
IPL 2020, RR Vs CSK: After Beating COVID-19, Ruturaj Gaekwad Makes Indian Premier League Debut
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2020-09-22T19:36:52+05:30

Ruturaj Gaikwad, one of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players tested positive for coronavirus, makes his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut on Tuesday as the three-time champions take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Dubai, UAE.

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Gaikwad, 23, has already been touted as the one to fill in Suresh Raina's rather big shoes. Raina left the team in the UAE after the COVID-19 scare hit the team.

CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the toss and opted to field fiirst, said that "Ambati Rayudu is not a 100%, and he is replaced by Ruturaj Gaekwad, who has recovered from COVID-19".

READ: Who Is Ruturaj Gaikwad

It's reported that wicketkeeper-batsman Gaikwad had impressed skipper Dhoni during the team's five-day camp in Chennai. The camp itself became the focus of unwanted attention in the wake of the bubble breach, but it provided the team think tank to an opportunity to try out new options.

Ruturaj was picked by CSK at his base price of INR 20 lakhs in the 2019 IPL player auction.

CSK opened their IPL 2020 campaign with a win over defending champions Mumbai Indians. In that match, Rayudu won the man of the match award for his 71 off 48.

Playing XIs

RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat.

CSK: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi. 

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