PBKS vs LSG: Why is Nathan Ellis Not Playing Today’s Match IPL? Check Punjab Kings XI
Updated on: Apr 28, 2023 8:06 pm IST
The big news update coming from the Punjab Kings (PBKS) camp is that they have dropped their overseas pacer Nathan Ellis in their 8th match of Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) being hosted at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Things panned out in an ideal manner for the Punjab Kings during their previous match of the IPL 2023 season as they defeated Mumbai Indians by 13 runs. The Punjab Kings now have as many as 4 wins from 7 games in the ongoing T20 competition.
PBKS vs LSG: Why is Nathan Ellis Not Playing Today’s Match IPL?
After having won the toss and opting to bowl first, the Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan mentioned that their overseas fast bowler Nathan Ellis is not included in the PBKS playing 11 for today’s PBKS vs LSG match. Incidentally, he is not even part of the five substitute members out of which one can be used as an Impact Player at any moment in the game. Ellis ended with expensive figures of 1 for 44 during the last match against Mumbai Indians. However, the Aussie pacer delivered a match-winning spell against Rajasthan Royals where he took as many as four wickets. But the Punjab Kings have decided to bring back senior pacer Kagiso Rabada in the team for this game against Lucknow Super Giants.
“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 XI
1. Shikhar Dhawan
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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Nathan Ellis IPL 2023 Price
Australian pacer Nathan Ellis was bought by Punjab Kings for INR 75 Lakh in IPL 2022 auction. Despite limited appearances, the team retained him for IPL 2023. Ellis has gained recognition for his performances in the Big Bash League.
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