GT vs RR: Why is Vijay Shankar Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check GT Playing 11
Updated on: Apr 16, 2023 7:42 pm IST
In an important news update, the Gujarat Titans (GT) are not playing Vijay Shankar in their fifth game of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) being hosted at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Things worked out really well for the Gujarat Titans recently in the ongoing edition of the IPL as they defeated the Punjab Kings by a convincing margin of 6 wickets. Defending champions Gujarat Titans have managed to win 3 out of their 4 games in IPL 2023.
GT vs RR: Why is Vijay Shankar Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?
After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, the Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya mentioned that Vijay Shankar is not part of the GT Playing 11 in this GT vs RR IPL 2023 match on Sunday. It seems that the Indian all-rounder was not available for selection as he is not even part of the five substitute members. During the previous game against Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL 2023 season, Shankar smashed a blistering unbeaten knock of 63 runs off just 24 balls that included 5 sixes and 4 fours. He has scored a total of 119 runs from 3 matches in this T20 tournament at a phenomenal strike-rate of 175.
“It has been a belter so far. It’s a good toss to lose, don’t mind bating or bowling first. For us, it’s important how we use it (impact player). We’ll use it only when required. Forced change, Vijay Shankar isn’t playing. Abhinav comes in for him. It’s my home state, lot of love, everyone comes here and supports us, exciting,” said Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya during the toss.
GT Playing 11
1. Shubman Gill
2. Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
3. Sai Sudharsan
4. Hardik Pandya
5. Abhinav Manohar
6. David Miller
7. Rahul Tewatia
8. Rashid Khan (C)
9. Alzarri Joseph
10. Mohammed Shami
11. Mohit Sharma
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Vijay Shankar IPL 2023 Price
During the IPL 2022 mega auction, the Gujarat Titans bought Vijay Shankar at a price of INR 1.40 Crore. Despite playing just 4 matches in IPL 2022, the Gujarat Titans decided to retain Shankar for IPL 2023.
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