LSG vs PBKS: Why is Shikhar Dhawan Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Who is PBKS Captain?

Published on: Apr 15, 2023 7:04 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 15, 2023 7:18 pm IST

Shikhar Dhawan Not Playing LSG vs PBKS IPL 2023

The massive breaking news update is that the Punjab Kings (PBKS) captain Shikhar Dhawan is not playing their fourth game of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) being played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Things have not panned out in an ideal manner for the Punjab Kings recently in the ongoing edition of the IPL as they have conceded back-to-back losses against Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Punjab Kings started things off really well with two brilliant victories this season.

LSG vs PBKS: Why is Shikhar Dhawan Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Who is PBKS Captain?

After having won the toss and electing to bowl first, Punjab Kings stand-in captain Sam Curran revealed the big news that regular captain Shikhar Dhawan is not part of the PBKS playing 11 for this LSG vs PBKS IPL 2023 match on Saturday. Curran further mentioned that the senior opening batsman picked up an injury during the last game of the tournament against Gujarat Titans and was not available for selection. Dhawan is currently the leading run-getter in IPL 2023 with an impressive tally of 233 runs from just 4 games at an unbelievable average of over 116. The PBKS team management have instead brought in domestic batsman Atharva Taide as the opening batsman for this game against Lucknow Super Giants. In Dhawan’s absence, Sam Curran has been appointed as the stand-in captain for Punjab Kings.

“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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Shikhar Dhawan IPL 2023 Salary

During the IPL 2022 mega auction, the Punjab Kings bought India’s senior opener Shikhar Dhawan at a massive amount of INR 8.25 Crore. Dhawan composed a superb total of 460 runs from 14 games in IPL 2022 and then he was named the Punjab Kings captain for IPL 2023.

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