CSK vs PBKS: Why is Matthew Short Not Playing Today IPL Match? Check PBKS Playing XI

Updated on: Apr 30, 2023 3:34 pm IST

Why is Matthew Short not playing CSK vs PBKS IPL 2023 match

The big news update coming from the Punjab Kings (PBKS) camp is that their overseas all-rounder Matthew Short is not playing their 9th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) being hosted at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The Punjab Kings will certainly be feeling a little bit low on confidence after having suffered a disappointing 56-run loss at the hands of Lucknow Super Giants in their last game of the ongoing IPL 2023 season. However, the Punjab Kings have witnessed as many as 4 victories from 8 games in this tournament.

CSK vs PBKS: Why is Matthew Short Not Playing Today IPL Match?

After losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, the Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan mentioned that Matthew Short is not part of the starting PBKS playing 11 for today’s CSK vs PBKS match. Interestingly, the Australian all-rounder is part of the five substitute members but the Punjab Kings cannot use him as an Impact Player in this game because they are already playing four overseas players, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada and Sikandar Raza. On the other hand, Short has failed to leave a definite impact with the bat after having made his IPL debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad having scored 90 runs from 5 matches at a strike-rate of over 136 and a highest score of 36.

“We would have loved to bat first. It is a day game and a dry wicket. There won’t be any dew. A new and a new beginning. We keep on learning from past games. Try to get better. Keep the fighting spirit on. Last match, I tried something but clearly it didn’t work. The core is intact. Will go with positive mindset. Harpreet is the only change,” said Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan during the toss.

PBKS Playing 11

1. Shikhar Dhawan (C)
2. Atharva Taide

3. Sikandar Raza
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
6. Shahrukh Khan

7. Sam Curran
8. Harpreet Brar
9. Kagiso Rabada

10. Rahul Chahar
11. Arshdeep Singh

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Matthew Short IPL 2023 Price

Matthew Short, the big-hitting all-rounder from Australia, has been signed by Punjab Kings at his base price of INR 20 Lakh. He joins the team as a replacement for Jonny Bairstow, who is currently injured. Short has been a dependable run-scorer in the Big Bash League T20, showcasing his batting prowess.

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