PBKS vs MI: Why is Suryakumar Yadav Not Playing Today’s IPL Match? Check MI Playing 11

Updated on: May 3, 2023 9:06 pm IST

Why is Suryakumar Yadav not playing PBKS vs MI IPL 2023 match?

In a massive breaking news update, the Mumbai Indians (MI) have not included their start batsman Suryakumar Yadav in the starting XI for their 9th encounter of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) taking place at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. After having conceded two back-to-back losses, things worked out very well for the Mumbai Indians recently in this 16th edition of the IPL where they defeated Rajasthan Royals by a margin of 6 wickets.

PBKS vs MI: Why is Suryakumar Yadav Not Playing Today’s IPL Match?

During the toss, it was revealed that Suryakumar Yadav is not included in the starting MI playing XI for today’s PBKS vs MI match. Interestingly, the right-handed batsman is part of the five substitute members out of which one can be used as Impact Player at any moment in the match. Suryakumar smashed an excellent innings of 55 runs off just 29 balls that included 8 fours and 2 sixes in the last win against Rajasthan Royals. The 32-year-old has notched up more than 200 runs in IPL 2023 from 8 games at a phenomenal strike-rate of over 176 that includes a couple of fifties as well. Therefore, he is very much likely to come out as an Impact Player during the second innings in this game for MI.

“I asked Shikhar Dhawan what to do. He said bowl first, so we will bowl first. It’s a good pitch, we have chased down targets pretty well, so will stick to our strength. You always want to have a score in front of you on such pitches. It’s important to keep the balance, we have played enough IPL games, things can change quickly. You can see how tight the table is. It’s important to focus on what we can do as a team. It’s all about coming fresh into the game and try to execute your plans. We have one change, Merdith is injured. Akash Madwal is in,” said Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma during the toss.

MI Playing 11

1. Ishan Kishan (wk)
2. Rohit Sharma (C)
3. Cameron Green
4. Nehal Wadhera
5. Tilak Varma
6. Tim David
7. Piyush Chawla
8. Arshad Khan
9. Kumar Kartikeya
10. Akash Madhwal

11. Jofra Archer

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Suryakumar Yadav IPL 2023 Price

Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, the Mumbai Indians took a big decision and retained Suryakumar Yadav at a massive price of INR 8 Crore. Suryakumar smashed more than 300 runs from just 8 games in IPL 2022 at an impressive strike-rate of over 145 after which he was retained by the Mumbai Indians for IPL 2023 and also performed brilliantly well for India in T20 cricket during the 2022 calendar year.

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