PBKS vs LSG: Why is Matthew Short Not Playing Today IPL Match? Check PBKS Playing 11

Updated on: Apr 28, 2023 8:36 pm IST

Why is Matthew Short not playing PBKS vs LSG IPL 2023 match

In an important news update, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) have dropped their overseas player Matthew Short for their 8th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) taking place at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The Punjab Kings performed really well during their last match of the Indian Premier League 2023 season where they got the better of Mumbai Indians by a margin of 13 runs. It will now be really vital for the Punjab Kings to continue this winning momentum further in the middle stage of the tournament.

PBKS vs LSG: Why is Matthew Short Not Playing Today IPL Match?

During the toss, Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan stated that Matthew Short is not part of the PBKS playing XI for this PBKS vs LSG match on Friday. The Aussie all-rounder is part of the five substitute members but interestingly, the Punjab Kings cannot use him as an Impact Player as they are already playing four overseas players in Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Sikandar Raza and Liam Livingstone. After having made his IPL debut for the Punjab Kings against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Short has scored only 90 runs from 5 matches at a strike-rate of over 136 that includes a best score of 36. Thus, the Punjab Kings have decided to bring back all-rounder Sikandar Raza in the side.

“Going to bowl. Shoulder is much better – painfree now. We’re quite happy. Have got 7 matches ahead, and looking to win most of them. Two changes – Short is out, Raza comes in. And a fast bowler will make his debut,” said Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan during the toss.

PBKS Playing 11

1. Shikhar Dhawan (C)
2. Atharva Taide

3. Sikandar Raza
4. Harpreet Singh Bhatia
5. Liam Livingstone
6. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
7. Shahrukh Khan

8. Sam Curran
9. Kagiso Rabada

10. Gurnoor Brar
11. Arshdeep Singh

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Matthew Short IPL 2023 Price

The Punjab Kings signed Australia’s big-hitting all-rounder Matthew Short at his base price worth INR 20 Lakh as a replacement for the injured Jonny Bairstow. He has already been a consistent run-getter in the Big Bash League T20.

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