PBKS vs MI, IPL 2024: Why is Shikhar Dhawan not playing today’s IPL match?

Published on: Apr 18, 2024 4:11 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 18, 2024 4:11 pm IST

why shikhar dhawan not playing today's IPL 2024 match

Punjab Kings (PBKS) gear up to face Mumbai Indians at the New PCA Stadium in Mullanpur on 18 April 2024. Will Shikhar Dhawan be in the PBKS Playing XI? Unfortunately for PBKS fans, the answer is a resounding ‘no’.

PBKS vs MI IPL 2024: Why is Shikhar Dhawan not playing today?

The prolific left-handed opener remains unavailable for at least the next two games at Mullanpur, dealing a blow to PBKS’s batting lineup and leadership on the field. With Dhawan sidelined, Sam Curran will lead Punjab Kings. Dhawan’s absence not only impacts PBKS’s immediate clash against Mumbai Indians but also extends to their subsequent match against Gujarat Titans (GT) at the same venue on April 21.

Possible PBKS Playing XI

Jonny Bairstow, Atharva Taide, Sam Curran (C), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada

Impact sub: Prabhsimran Singh/Rahul Chahar

Punjab Kings Squad: Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Atharva Taide, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Nathan Ellis, Tanay Thyagarajan, Shivam Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Rilee Rossouw, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Sikandar Raza, Prince Choudhary, Vishwanath Singh

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