CSK vs KKR: Why is Umesh Yadav Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check KKR Playing 11

Published on: May 14, 2023 7:15 pm IST|Updated on: May 14, 2023 8:09 pm IST

Why is Umesh Yadav not playing CSK vs KKR IPL 2023 match?

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will once again miss the services of their senior fast bowler Umesh Yadav for their 13th encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. It will be really important for the Kolkata Knight Riders to make a strong fightback especially after a thumping 9-wicket loss at the hands of Rajasthan Royals in their last match of IPL 2023. KKR will desperately be hoping to win their remaining couple of game and will also want some other results to fall in their favour to qualify for the IPL 2023 playoffs.

CSK vs KKR: Why is Umesh Yadav Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

After losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, the Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana mentioned that Umesh Yadav is not included in the KKR playing 11 for this CSK vs KKR match on Sunday. Interestingly, the senior Indian pacer is very much part of the five substitute members but KKR is unlikely to use him as an Impact Player because they are bowling first. Umesh was unable to play the last few games for KKR in IPL 2023 because of a hamstring injury. However, he appears to have recuperated from it. Meanwhile, the seasoned Indian pace bowler has had a subpar performance this season, managing only one wicket in eight matches and conceding runs at an exorbitant economy rate of over 9.

“Would have liked to bat first as well. The deck looks sticky, so would have wanted to bat first and get our spinners in play. I think pressure was there in the first game as well, it is there now as well. Such is the IPL, we can’t take it lightly. If any department falters, then 90% the result goes against you. So we need to be clinical in all departments. One change for us – Anukul Roy goes out, Vaibhav Arora comes in,” said Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana during the toss.

KKR Playing 11

1. Jason Roy
2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
3. Nitish Rana (C)
4. Rinku Singh
5. Andre Russell
6. Sunil Narine
7. Shardul Thakur
8. Harshit Rana
9. Suyash Sharma
10. Vaibhav Arora
11. Varun Chakravarthy

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Umesh Yadav IPL 2023 Price

Kolkata Knight Riders acquired Umesh Yadav for INR 2 Crore during the IPL 2022 auction. The Indian fast bowler showcased his skills, taking 16 wickets in 12 matches, and impressing his team with an economy rate of under 8. As a result, Kolkata Knight Riders retained Yadav for the IPL 2023 season.

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