GT vs KKR: Why is Jason Roy Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check KKR Playing XI
Updated on: Apr 9, 2023 4:27 pm IST
After a dominating win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last game, a rejuvenated Kolkata Knight Riders are taking on the defending champions Gujarat Titans in match no 13 of Tata IPL 2023. Both teams have made a change or two to their eleven and one exclusion for KKR is of English opener Jason Roy.
GT vs KKR: Why is Jason Roy Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?
Jason Roy came in as an unavailability replacement of Shakib Al Hasan who opted out of the tournament. Roy has already joined the KKR camp but wasn’t included in the playing 11 against Gujarat Titans. The reason for his exclusion from the playing 11 is the team’s combination. Currently, Afghan opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz is opening the innings and with him being an overseas player, it is quite a tricky task for the management to include Roy in the eleven. However, if Gurbaz slumps down in his form, Roy can be instilled into the eleven. Here’s what Nitish Rana said at the toss,
“We wanted to bat first as well because of the weather and conditions. I felt defending might be easier. We had in our minds that batting first would be the way to go so that our spinners can make use of the surface in the second half but it’s okay. We have two changes. Lockie Ferguson comes in for Tim Southee and Mandeep Singh makes way for Jagadeesan.”
KKR Playing 11
Check out Kolkata Knight Riders’ Playing 11 vs Gujarat Titans for match no 13.
1. N Jagadeesan
2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
3. Nitish Rana (C)
4. Andre Russell
5. Rinku Singh
6. Sunil Narine
7. Shardul Thakur
8. Suyash Sharma
9. Lockie Ferguson
10. Umesh Yadav
11. Varun Chakravarthy
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Jason Roy IPL 2023 Price
Jason Roy, the English batsman, was been named as a replacement player for Shakib Al Hasan in IPL 2023. Despite setting a base price of Rs 1.5 crore at the auction, Roy went unsold but has now joined the team hotel for their third match of the season. His exact IPL 2023 price has not been disclosed.
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