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MS Dhoni not playing, Suresh Raina leads Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni will not lead Chennai Super Kings against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 match on Wednesday. According to reports, the former Indian captain is not playing the match due to back problems. Suresh Raina is leading the side in his absence.

Sam Billings will keep wickets for Chennai. It is the first time since 2010 that MS Dhoni did not captain Chennai Super Kings in IPL. The official word is that Dhoni was suffering back spasm. However, it did not seem to be too serious as Dhoni was seen playing football on the sidelines.

In the match, Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bat first.