GT vs CSK IPL 2023: Why is Vijay Shankar Not Playing Today’s Match IPL? Check GT Playing XI

Updated on: May 23, 2023 8:10 pm IST

Why is Vijay Shankar not playing GT vs CSK IPL 2023 match?

The big breaking news coming from the Gujarat Titans (GT) camp is that they have kept Vijay Shankar out of their starting XI for this important Qualifier 1 encounter of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The Gujarat Titans will definitely be feeling very much high on momentum after having registered a brilliant 6-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore to make it as many as 10 wins in the league stage of IPL 2023.

GT vs CSK IPL 2023: Why is Vijay Shankar Not Playing Today’s Match IPL?

During the toss, it was noted that Vijay Shankar misses out from the starting GT playing XI for today’s GT vs CSK match. However, he is absolutely fit and part of the five substitutes out of which one can be used as an Impact Player at any moment in the game. While coming as the Impact Player in the previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Shankar contributed with a fine knock of 53 runs off 35 balls that included 7 fours, 2 sixes and also stitched an excellent partnership of 123 runs for the second wicket during the run-chase with Shubman Gill. Vijay has batted really well during this IPL 2023 season having notched up 287 runs from 11 games at an impressive strike-rate of over 161 that includes three half-centuries. Therefore, the right-hander can very well be drafted as the Impact Player during the second innings.

“We will bowl first. We heard dew will come, so we want to know what exactly to chase down. We were told to relax after getting into the top-2, but we didn’t want, want to stay focussed and play good cricket. We are a smart team, we don’t play only one way, we make sure to get the best out of the wicket and have adapted. Darshan Nalkande comes in place of Yash Dayal,” said Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya during the toss.

GT Playing XI

1. Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
2. Shubman Gill

3. Hardik Pandya (C)
4. Dasun Shanaka
5. David Miller
6. Rahul Tewatia
7. Rashid Khan
8. Mohit Sharma
9. Yash Dayal
10. Noor Ahmad

11. Mohammed Shami

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Vijay Shankar IPL 2023 Price

Vijay Shankar was purchased by the Gujarat Titans for INR 1.40 Crore in the IPL 2022 mega auction. Although he only played in four matches during the tournament, the team has made the decision to retain him for IPL 2023.

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