MI vs RCB IPL 2023: Why is Tristan Stubbs Not Playing Today IPL Match? Check MI Playing XI

Updated on: May 9, 2023 8:12 pm IST

Why is Tristan Stubbs not playing MI vs RCB IPL 2023 match?

The Mumbai Indians (MI) are not playing overseas batsman Tristan Stubbs in their 11th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It has now become really crucial for the Mumbai Indians to improve their performance both with the bat and ball in order to have a chance at IPL 2023 playoffs qualification with as many as 5 victories and 5 losses in the ongoing T20 tournament so far.

MI vs RCB IPL 2023: Why is Tristan Stubbs Not Playing Today IPL Match?

Mumbai Indians have not included Tristan Stubbs in their starting MI playing 11 for this MI vs RCB match on Tuesday. Incidentally, the South African batsman is part of the five substitute members list but the Mumbai Indians cannot use him as an Impact Player because they are already playing with overseas players, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Tim David and Jason Behrendorff. After spending a long time on the bench, Stubbs got a game against Chennai Super Kings where he played a struggling knock of 20 runs off 21 balls that included 2 boundaries. Thus, the MI team management are playing two overseas pacers in Behrendorff and Jordan for this game against RCB.

“We are going to bowl first. It’s been good for us, we have chased down targets here, it’s a good pitch. Looks like a typical Mumbai pitch with even grass covering and also a few patches. Not sure how it’s going to play, but we are hoping for the best. We understand the importance of this game, but what’s in our control is in our control. We need to play good cricket, rest will take care of itself. Archer is out, we got Jordan, he will make his debut today,” said Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma during the toss.

MI Playing 11

1. Ishan Kishan (wk)
2. Rohit Sharma (C)
3. Cameron Green
4. Suryakumar Yadav
5. Nehal Wadhera
6. Tim David
7. Piyush Chawla
8. Chris Jordan
9. Kumar Kartikeya
10. Akash Madhwal

11. Jason Behrendorff

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Tristan Stubbs IPL 2023 Price

The Mumbai Indians signed Tristan Stubbs as a replacement player during the IPL 2022 season at his base price of INR 20 Lakh. Despite playing just a couple of matches in IPL 2022, MI choose to retain Stubbs for IPL 2023 mainly due to his few impactful performances for South Africa in T20I cricket.

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