PBKS vs GT: Why is Nathan Ellis Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check PBKS Playing XI
Updated on: Apr 13, 2023 7:45 pm IST
In a crucial news update, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) have unfortunately dropped their premier overseas pacer Nathan Ellis for their fourth match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Gujarat Titans(GT) being hosted at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The Punjab Kings kickstarted their IPL 2023 campaign on a wonderful note as they went on to register two brilliant victories over Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. However, PBKS then conceded a poor loss at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in their third game.
PBKS vs GT: Why is Nathan Ellis Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?
During the toss, Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan revealed that pace bowler Nathan Ellis is not included in the PBKS playing 11 for today’s PBKS vs GT IPL 2023 match. This seems only to be a tactical decision as the Punjab Kings team management have brought back their senior pacer Kagiso Rabada back in the side Incidentally, Ellis performed really well in the victory against Rajasthan Royals where he picked up match-winning figures of 4 for 30 in his quota of four overs and was also awarded the Man of the Match. Rabada was the best bowler for the Punjab Kings in IPL 2022 where he took 23 wickets from 13 games at an economy of less than 9.
“Doesn’t bother us. Were looking to bowl first. We have been playing good cricket. Quite normal to go through this in cricket. Won’t be the first time or the last (loss against SRH). Looking forward to put up a great show. Two changes – Rabada coming in for Nathan. Bhanuka coming in for Raza,” said Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan during the toss.
PBKS Playing XI
1. Shikhar Dhawan (C)
2. Prabhsimran Singh
3. Matthew Short
4. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
5. Shahrukh Khan
6. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
7. Sam Curran
8. Harpreet Brar
9. Kagiso Rabada
10. Rishi Dhawan
11. Arshdeep Singh
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Nathan Ellis IPL 2023 Price
During the IPL 2022 mega auction, the Punjab Kings once again bought Australia’s pacer Nathan Ellis at a price of INR 75 Lakh. However, he played just a couple of matches in IPL 2022 and was still retained by Punjab Kings for IPL 2023.
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