KKR vs CSK: Why is Shardul Thakur Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check KKR Playing 11

Updated on: Apr 23, 2023 7:58 pm IST

Why is Shardul Thakur not playing today IPL match RCB vs KKR IPL 2023

The important news development coming from the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp is that they are still not playing their star all-rounder Shardul Thakur in their seventh encounter of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Things did not panned out really well recently for the Kolkata Knight Riders as they ended up suffering a poor 4-wicket defeat against Delhi Capitals and have now suffered three back-to-back losses in IPL 2023 season.

KKR vs CSK: Why is Shardul Thakur Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

After having won the toss and opting to bowl first, the Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana mentioned that seam bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur is not included in the KKR playing 11 for today’s KKR vs CSK IPL 2023 match. Incidentally, this is the second consecutive game for the Kolkata Knight Riders when the Indian pacer is not even part of the five substitute members out of which one can be used as an Impact Player at any moment in this match. In the previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier in IPL 2023, while being promoted in the batting order, Shardul played an unbelievable innings of 68 runs off just 29 balls that included 9 fours and 3 sixes. KKR are currently playing left-arm pacer Kulwant Khejroliya instead of Thakur.

“Would like to bowl. Looks a good pitch. Will be better to chase if dew comes. If we can click in all three departments, result will be in our favour. Two changes – Wiese in for Litton. Jagadeesan in for Mandeep,” said Kolkata Knight Riders captain Litton Das during the toss.

KKR Playing 11

1. Jason Roy
2. N Jagadeesan (wk)
3. Nitish Rana (C)
4. Rinku Singh
5. Andre Russell
6. David Wiese

7. Sunil Narine
8. Kulwant Khejroliya
9. Suyash Sharma

10. Umesh Yadav
11. Varun Chakravarthy

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Shardul Thakur IPL 2023 Price

The Kolkata Knight Riders traded Shardul Thakur at a massive price of INR 10.75 Crore for IPL 2023 from the Delhi Capitals. Thakur ended up taking as many as 15 wickets from 14 games at an economy of close to 10.

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