Moeen Ali, who played a key role in the success of the Chennai Super Kings in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League, will arrive in Mumbai on Thursday after his visa is approved and will complete the mandatory quarantine for three days before meeting the rest. . . The team-mate England all-rounder will miss the first round against KKR on Saturday.
Thursday is good news for defending champions Chennai Super Kings as their English star Moeen Ali will leave for India on Thursday to join the rest of the team in Mumbai. Ali, 34, who was one of four players retained by the franchise prior to this year's mega-auction, is a major addition to CSK's roster and played a key role in the team's success last season.
His return to India on Thursday will be a relief for CSK management as they too will be without key fast bowler Deepak Chahar for the opening matches of the tournament. The spinning bowler was waiting for visa approval to travel in the Jeep subcontinent and now the wait is over as he has settled his visa paperwork for travel to India.
According to a report on Game Babu, Moeen's father Munir Ali said: "He (Moeen) picked up his newspaper yesterday and he is ready to fly." "Moeen will reach Mumbai in the evening and go straight to isolation."
However, despite a tour of India before the start of the tournament, Moeen will not play in the opening match of this year's tournament, which will see Chennai Super Kings take on the Kolkata Knight Riders, who lost in the final of the year. Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. Due to the mandatory three-day quarantine on Saturday (March 26).
"It will not be available for the first match against Kolkata Knight Riders, but we are happy that all the uncertainties are over," said the CEO of the franchise.
The unavailability of a foreign all-rounder for the first match will be a big mistake for the team as they will be relegated to MS in the 2021 edition. They have beaten Dhoni to take third place, but Ali will be available for selection. Game. If everything goes well.
Moeen Ali's father migrated to England from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POC). Therefore, a prescribed procedure is followed for persons of Pakistani origin. But he frequently visits India and has played in the last three IPLs.
Ali was one of the four players retained by the franchise along with captain MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ruturaj Gaekwad before this year's mega auction in Bangalore. With his outstanding overall performance, he was instrumental in CSK's success at number three last year. Despite coming before the start of the season, CSK will not lose Ali's serve in their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
As the defending champions, CSK will play its first match of IPL 2022 on March 26 against runners-up Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. CSK will play its second match on March 31 against Lucknow Super Giants.