Here’s why Moeen Ali and Jofra Archer are not playing IPL El-Clasico between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023


The big that the fans wait for long time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is here for the first time in the IPL 2023 as 5 times champions Mumbai Indians take on the 4 times champions Chennai Super Kings.


The match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is of such stature that the Indian cricket fans call this match the El-Clasico of Indian Premier League (IPL).

Today will another occasion when both the teams would look to get the better of their opposition and all the 2 points from the match.


As of writing this, the toss has happened and the coin has flipped in favour of the away team captain MS Dhoni, who decided to bowl first.

During the toss, both the teams’ captain delivered some heart-breaking news for their fans. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma confirmed that star pacer Jofra Archer is missing the match while Dhoni confirmed that both English all-rounders Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes are not available for this match.

Now this has left the fans worried as what really has happened and how long are the players out for. Earlier today, we informed that Stokes will miss the match due to heel injury, however, as for Moeen Ali, there is no concrete information as to what really has happened. Some are saying that Moeen has also got small injury, however, some are saying the player maybe is unwell and was seen wearing a mask in the hotel, no confirmation on the above yet and we will update after proper update is available.


Meanwhile Mumbai Indians will miss their star pacer Jofra Archer in the all important match. Rohit Sharma confirmed during the toss that Archer dropped as a precaution measure as the player a slight niggle and couldn’t take the field tonight.

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