PBKS vs DC IPL 2023: Why is Rishi Dhawan Not Playing Today’s Match IPL? Check Punjab Kings XI

Updated on: May 17, 2023 8:08 pm IST

Why is Rishi Dhawan not playing PBKS vs DC IPL 2023 match?

Match number 64 of Tata IPL 2023 takes place at Dharamsala Cricket Stadium in Himachal Pradesh. Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals are facing each other once again, and the Kings have made a few alterations to their lineup for this crucial match. Punjab has managed to get Vidarbha batter Atharva Taide in for Himachal’s skipper Rishi Dhawan. With this move, Punjab has strengthened their batting for PBKS vs DC match.

PBKS vs DC IPL 2023: Why is Rishi Dhawan Not Playing Today’s Match IPL?

In what seems to be yet another tactical decision from Punjab Kings team management, Shikhar Dhawan & Co have dropped seamer Rishi Dhawan for the left-hand batter Atharva Taide who has already scored a fifty this season before getting dropped from the side. Taide is most likely to bat at no 3 for Punjab Kings, a position where he has scored a fifty already. Check what Shikhar Dhawan, the PBKS captain said at the toss,

“We will bowl first. It is a new track. We will see how it goes. Destiny is in our hands. Just gonna come and enjoy this evening. Just to stay calm and focus on your process. We have two changes. Taide and Rabada come in.”

PBKS Playing 11

1. Atharva Taide
2. Shikhar Dhawan
3. Jitesh Sharma
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Shahrukh Khan

6. Sam Curran
7. Kagiso Rabada
8. Harpreet Brar

9. Nathan Ellis
10. Rahul Chahar
11. Arshdeep Singh

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Rishi Dhawan IPL 2023 Price

After showcasing his impressive skills in the domestic circuit with Himachal Pradesh, Rishi Dhawan caught the attention of the Punjab Kings during the IPL 2022 mega auction, who secured his services for Rs. 55 lakhs. As a fast-bowling all-rounder, he made a mark by claiming 6 wickets from 6 games in the previous season and now aims to exceed his performance in the upcoming edition of the tournament. He was retained by the franchise ahead of the 2023 auctions for the same amount.

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