KKR vs RR IPL 2023: Why is Devdutt Padikkal Not Playing Today’s IPL Match? Check RR Playing 11

Updated on: May 11, 2023 10:00 pm IST

Why is Devdutt Padikkal not playing KKR vs RR IPL 2023 match?

In an important news update, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) have not included Devdutt Padikkal in their starting XI for their 12th match of Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) being hosted at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Things have gone seriously wrong for the Rajasthan Royals recently in this IPL 2023 season as they have now suffered a total of three back-to-back losses against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians in their last three matches. It will be really important for RR to make a strong winning comeback in the business end of the T20 competition.

KKR vs RR IPL 2023: Why is Devdutt Padikkal Not Playing Today’s IPL Match?

During the toss, it was revealed that Devdutt Padikkal is not part of the starting RR playing 11 for today’s KKR vs RR match. However, he is absolutely fit and part of the five substitute members out of which one can come in as an Impact Player at any moment in the match. Padikkal has not been in the best of forms with the bat for Rajasthan Royals so far in the Indian Premier League 2023 having scored only 206 runs from 9 matches at a disappointing strike-rate of less than 125 that includes just a single fifty. It will be interesting to see whether Rajasthan Royals use him as an Impact Player or not.

“We will bowl here first. Long tournament, need to change according to the strength and weaknesses. Couple of changes for us – Boult replaces Kuldip Yadav, KM Asif replaces Murugan Ashwin. Root will bat at 4. It’s a long tournament, we have had some tough games for the bowlers, the morale of the team is high, not easy to forget close losses, but we need to move on,” said Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson during the toss.

RR Playing 11

1. Jos Buttler (wk)
2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
3. Sanju Samson (C)
4. Joe Root
5. Shimron Hetmyer
6. Dhruv Jurel
7. Ravichandran Ashwin
8. Trent Boult
9. KM Asif

10. Sandeep Sharma
11. Yuzvendra Chahal

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Devdutt Padikkal IPL 2023 Salary

In the IPL 2022 mega auction, the Rajasthan Royals acquired Devdutt Padikkal, a young and talented batsman, for a whopping INR 7.75 crore. Padikkal performed exceptionally well in the tournament, scoring more than 350 runs in 17 games, showcasing his batting skills. The Rajasthan Royals were impressed with his display and decided to retain him for IPL 2023.

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