KKR vs PBKS IPL 2023: Why is Atharva Taide Not Playing Today’s IPL Match? Check PBKS Playing 11
Updated on: May 8, 2023 7:55 pm IST
In match number 53 of Tata IPL 2023, the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata is the venue for the game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. Both teams have experienced fluctuations in their performance and will be hoping to build some momentum in this pivotal encounter. Due to inconsistent performances, changes in the playing 11 were expected, and Punjab Kings have made some alterations. Notably, they have not selected Vidarbha’s left hand batter Atharva Taide for this KKR versus PBKS match.
KKR vs PBKS IPL 2023: Why is Atharva Taide Not Playing Today’s IPL Match?
For the second match in a row, Punjab Kings have decided to sideline Vidarbha’s young left-hand batter Atharva Taide. He wasn’t a part of the eleven in the last game against MI and once again PBKS team management has decided to leave him out. Matthew Short batted at no 3 in the last game against MI when Atharva wasn’t there and today it is Sri Lankan left-hander Bhanuka Rajapaksa who will be batting at no 3. Taide is among the substitutes but is highly unlikely that he would get into the KKR vs PBKS match as PBKS are already batting first. Here’s what Shikhar Dhawan said at the toss,
“We gonna bat first. The wicket looks quite dry, we would like to put a good total and defend it. That’s a good thing that we are scoring 200 every game. One change, Bhanuka comes in place of Short. Seems like it will stop a bit and come.”
PBKS Playing 11
1. Prabhsimran Singh
2. Shikhar Dhawan
3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Jitesh Sharma
6. Sam Curran
7. Shahrukh Khan
8. Harpreet Brar
9. Rishi Dhawan
10. Rahul Chahar
11. Arshdeep Singh
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Atharva Taide IPL 2023 Salary
Atharva Taide was bought by the Punjab Kings for his base price of INR 20 Lakh during the IPL 2022 auctions. Although he did not get the chance to participate in any games during the season, the Punjab Kings have opted to keep him for the IPL 2023 season.
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