DC vs KKR: Why is Lockie Ferguson Not Playing Today’s Match IPL? Check Kolkata Knight Riders XI

Updated on: Apr 20, 2023 8:56 pm IST

Lockie Ferguson

Kolkata Knight Riders are being hosted by Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Both teams are in a desperate need of a win after a series of losses. Knowing the importance of the game, the Knight Riders have made some significant changes to their eleven. One such change is of speedster Lockie Ferguson who has been replaced by English batter Jason Roy.

DC vs KKR: Why is Lockie Ferguson Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

The Kolkata Knight Riders have omitted their Blackcaps speedster Lockie Ferguson and replaced him with an extra batter, the Englishmen Jason Roy. Roy came in as a replacement for Shakib Al Hassan in KKR’s squad and was waiting for his chance. His inclusion in the eleven was inevitable and today he has replaced the New Zealand pacer. Lockie Ferguson’s IPL 2023 has been a nightmare as the speedster has got only a solitary wicket from three games and has a terrible economy of 12.52. His omission from the playing 11 was expected at some stage of the tournament. Here’s what skipper Nitesh Rana said at the toss,

“We are playing after 3 years thanks to Covid. Every thing feels new. We have four changes. Tough to remember. If we play as a unit. It should be tough to beat us.”

KKR Playing 11

1. Jason Roy
2. Litton Das (wk)
3. Venkatesh Iyer

4. Nitish Rana (C)
5. Mandeep Singh
6. Rinku Singh
7. Andre Russell
8. Sunil Narine
9. Kulwant Khejroliya
10. Umesh Yadav
11. Varun Chakravarthy

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Lockie Ferguson IPL 2023 Salary

Kolkata franchise purchased the services of New Zealand’s speedy bowler, Lockie Ferguson, for Rs 10.00 crore before the IPL 2023 auction, in a trade from Gujarat Titans. Ferguson had previously played for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022, where he had taken 12 wickets in 13 games. Ferguson is recognized for his pace and precision, making him a valuable asset to any T20 team. His capability to bowl during the end stages of an innings makes him an important player in shorter formats of the game.

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