LSG vs MI IPL 2023: Why is Kumar Kartikeya Not Playing Today’s IPL Match? Check MI Playing 11

Updated on: May 16, 2023 7:25 pm IST

Why Kumar Kartikeya Not Playing LSG vs MI IPL 2023

Lucknow Super Giants are hosting Mumbai Indians in match no 63 of Tata IPL 2023. The dreadful wicket of Lucknow will be a hit topic in this game, but Mumbai Indians have made a tactical change of replacing left arm spinner Kumar Kartikeya with off-spinner Hrithik Shokeen.

LSG vs MI Match: Why is Kumar Kartikeya Not Playing Today’s IPL Match?

During the toss, Mumbai’s skipper Rohit Sharma revealed that left-arm spinner Kumar Kartikeya is not included in the eleven. The youngster is replaced by yet another youngster Hrithik Shokeen who bowls off spin. With Lucknow boasting as many as three left-handers in their lineup, Rohit & Co have decided to give Shokeen a go as he will be spinning the ball away from the left handers. Here’s what Rohit Sharma said at the toss,

“We are gonna bowl first. We know what to expect from the pitch, looks like a good track but not sure how it is gonna play, so better to have a score in front of us. We are up for the challenge. Even the seamers here have been quite effective here, so we got 4 seamers and 2 spinners. Every game is important and anyone can beat anyone on a particular day. We made one change. We have an offie coming in for the left-arm spinner.

MI Playing 11

1. Rohit Sharma (C)
2. Ishan Kishan (wk)

3. Cameron Green
4. Suryakumar Yadav
5. Nehal Wadhera
6. Tim David
7. Hrithik Shokeen

8. Chris Jordan
9. Piyush Chawla

10. Akash Madhwal
11. Jason Behrendorff

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Kumar Kartikeya IPL 2023 Salary

In the 2022 IPL Auction, the Mumbai franchise secured the services of Kumar Kartikeya Singh for a price of INR. 20 Lac, and he was retained for the same amount in the subsequent year. Kartikeya played his final match of the IPL season against Punjab at the IS Bindra Cricket Stadium in Mohali in May 2023. Examining his IPL statistics, Kartikeya has taken 7 wickets from 8 games in the tournament.

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