LSG vs CSK: Why is Quinton de Kock Not Playing Today’s Match IPL? Check Lucknow Super Giants XI

Updated on: May 3, 2023 3:54 pm IST

Quinton de Kock Not Playing LSG vs CSK Match 45 of IPL 2023

Lucknow Super Giants are hosting Chennai Super Kings in match no 45 of Tata IPL 2023. The Super Giants are coming off a demeaning loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore and have made quite a few changed to their eleven. However, they still haven’t found place for, the South African wicket-keeper batter Quinton de Kock in the eleven.

LSG vs CSK Match: Why is Quinton de Kock Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

During the toss of the 45th LSG vs CSK match, it was announced that the overseas wicket-keeper batsman for the Lucknow Super Giants, Quinton de Kock, would not be a part of their playing 11. De Kock had joined the LSG team late due to national duty and had not played any matches in the current IPL 2023 season. Despite being a high-quality player, Kyle Mayers’ exceptional performance for LSG this season has kept de Kock on the bench. Mayers has been a dominating force at the top, scoring 297 runs in 9 games with 4 half-centuries and an impressive strike rate of over 160. Here’s what LSG’s stand-in skipper Krunal Pandya said at the toss,

“We wanted to bat first, so it is even stevens. The batters can go out and express themselves. KL is a big loss, he’s a quality player but it creates an opportunity. The morale is pretty high, we are looking to play some positive cricket. Manan (Vohra) and Karan (Sharma) come in.

LSG Playing 11

1. Manan Vohra
2. Kyle Mayers
3. Karan Sharma
4. Ayush Badoni
5. Marcus Stoinis

6. Nicholas Pooran (WK)
7. Krunal Pandya (C)
8. Krishnappa Gowtham
9. Mohsin Khan
10. Ravi Bishnoi
11. Naveen-ul-Haq

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Quinton de Kock IPL 2023 Price

In the IPL 2022 mega auction, the Lucknow Super Giants purchased the services of South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock for INR 6.75 Crore. In 15 matches, he scored 508 runs with a strike rate of almost 150, which included a century and three half-centuries. He carried his excellent form into the next 10 innings, hitting a century and a fifty, making him a valuable asset for the LSG team. Therefore, they have chosen to retain him for the upcoming IPL 2023 season.

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