KKR vs RR IPL 2023: Why is Johnson Charles Not Playing Today’s Match IPL? Check KKR Playing XI

Published on: May 11, 2023 9:04 pm IST|Updated on: May 11, 2023 10:04 pm IST

Why is Johnson Charles not playing KKR vs RR IPL 2023 match?

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are still not playing overseas batsman Johnson Charles in their 12th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) taking place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It has been really impressive from the Kolkata Knight Riders recently in this ongoing T20 tournament as they registered two brilliant consecutive wins against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings in their last two games. KKR are currently placed at the sixth spot on the points table with 5 victories and 6 defeats in IPL 2023.

KKR vs RR IPL 2023: Why is Johnson Charles Not Playing Today’s Match IPL?

KKR once again left out newest recruit Johnson Charles in their playing XI for this KKR vs RR match on Thursday. The big-hitting West Indies batsman is not even part of the five substitute members out of which one can come in as an Impact Player at any moment in the match. Interestingly, Charles was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders as a replacement player for Litton Das who returned home due to some emergency midway through the tournament. He has already joined the KKR camp and it remains to be seen when will the team management give him an opportunity. The Kolkata Knight Riders are currently opening the batting with the overseas duo of Jason Roy and Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

“I think we’re getting the type of pitches we want. We will have to play good cricket, take one game at a time and earn 2 points. One change for us – Anukul Roy replaces Vaibhav Arora. Looks like the pitch is dry, they haven’t watered a lot, so we are playing that extra spinner and add some depth to the batting,” said Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana during the toss.

KKR Playing 11

1. Jason Roy
2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
3. Venkatesh Iyer
4. Nitish Rana (C)
5. Rinku Singh
6. Andre Russell
7. Sunil Narine
8. Shardul Thakur
9. Harshit Rana
10. Anukul Roy
11. Varun Chakravarthy

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Johnson Charles IPL 2023 Price

Johnson Charles, a seasoned West Indies batsman, was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders for his base price of INR 50 lakh as a replacement for Litton Das in the remaining matches of IPL 2023. Although Charles has never played in the IPL before, his extensive T20 experience, having scored over 5600 runs in 224 matches, makes him a valuable addition to the Knight Riders’ squad. The franchise will be looking to harness Charles’ potential to make an impact in the upcoming matches.

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