LSG vs PBKS: Why is Liam Livingstone Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check PBKS Playing 11

Published on: Apr 15, 2023 7:44 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 15, 2023 7:54 pm IST

Liam Livingstone Not Playing LSG vs PBKS IPL 2023

In a big news development, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) are once again not playing their overseas all-rounder Liam Livingstone in their fifth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) being hosted at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The Punjab Kings will be surely hoping to return back to winning ways as they have now suffered two big losses against Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, the Punjab Kings have witnessed two excellent victories in their first two matches.

LSG vs PBKS: Why is Liam Livingstone Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

During the toss, Punjab Kings stand-in skipper Sam Curran mentioned that Liam Livingstone is not part of the PBKS playing XI for today’s LSG vs PBKS IPL 2023 match. Just after the last match, Punjab Kings regular captain Shikhar Dhawan revealed that Livingstone had pulled off his muscle during the training session and was not available for selection. Incidentally, the England swashbuckling batsman was earlier awaiting fitness clearance from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as he had not played any competitive cricket since suffering a knee injury in December 2022. It is still unclear as to when Liam Livingstone will be completely fit and available for selection in IPL 2023.

“We’ll bowl first. Something we haven’t done all season. Shilkhar picked up an injury last game, don’t know how bad it is but hopefully he won’t be out long. His absence is huge, we’ve got two Indian batters coming in and Raza is back in the XI. The conditions looks good,” said Punjab Kings stand-in captain Sam Curran during the toss.

PBKS Playing 11

1. Atharva Taide
2. Matthew Short
3. Harpreet Singh Bhatia
4. Sikandar Raza
5. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
6. Shahrukh Khan

7. Sam Curran
8. Rahul Chahar

9. Harpreet Brar
10. Kagiso Rabada
11. Arshdeep Singh

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Liam Livingstone IPL 2023 Salary

In the IPL 2022 mega auction, Punjab Kings secured the services of England’s dynamic batsman Liam Livingstone for INR 11.5 Crore. Livingstone proved his mettle by accumulating over 400 runs in only 14 games at an impressive strike-rate of 180, with four fifties to his name. This performance led Punjab Kings to retain Livingstone for the current IPL 2023 season, showcasing their confidence in his abilities as a key player in their squad.

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