KKR vs GT: Why is Jason Roy Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check KKR Playing 11
Updated on: Apr 29, 2023 4:12 pm IST
The big breaking news update coming from the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp is that their premier opening batsman Jason Roy is not playing their 9th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Kolkata Knight Riders will definitely be feeling very much high on confidence as they are coming into this game on the back of an excellent 21-run win against Royal Challengers Bangalore. It will be really important for the Kolkata Knight Riders to extend this winning momentum further in this T20 tournament as well.
KKR vs GT: Why is Jason Roy Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?
After having lost the toss and being asked to bat first, the Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana revealed that Jason Roy is not part of the KKR playing 11 in this KKR vs GT match on Saturday. Rana further mentioned that the star England opening batsman has some back issue and was not available for selection. This is a massive setback for the Kolkata Knight Riders as Roy has been in a fantastic form during the last two games of IPL 2023 where he smashed back-to-back half-centuries. During the last win against Royal Challengers Bangalore, he scored an impressive innings of 56 runs off only 29 balls that included 5 sixes and 4 fours.
“We would have batted first, DLS could come into the equation, but we would still have batted first. There are always areas where we can improve, we have had some forced changes – Jason Roy has a back issue, he’s replaced by Gurbaz. Harshit Rana replaces Umesh Yadav,” said Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana during the toss.
KKR Playing 11
1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
2. N Jagadeesan (wk)
3. Venkatesh Iyer
4. Nitish Rana (C)
5. Rinku Singh
6. Andre Russell
7. David Wiese
8. Sunil Narine
9. Shardul Thakur
10. Harshit Rana
11. Varun Chakravarthy
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Jason Roy IPL 2023 Price
The Kolkata Knight Riders signed Jason Roy at his base price of INR 1.5 Crore as a replacement player for Shakib Al Hasan. Roy is quite an experienced batsman in the shortest format of the game both at the international level and has also played T20 cricket in the various leagues across the globe.
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