PBKS vs RCB: Why is Shikhar Dhawan Not Playing Today IPL Match? Who is PBKS Captain?

Published on: Apr 20, 2023 3:00 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 20, 2023 3:30 pm IST

Shikhar Dhawan Not Playing PBKS vs RCB IPL 2023

The important breaking news update is that Punjab Kings (PBKS) captain Shikhar Dhawan is once again not playing their sixth game of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) taking place at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The Punjab Kings managed to register an incredible 2-wicket victory over Lucknow Super Giants in their last game of IPL 2023 without the presence of their key players. Punjab Kings have once again grabbed the winning momentum and they now have 3 wins in the ongoing tournament.

PBKS vs RCB: Why is Shikhar Dhawan Not Playing Today IPL Match? Who is PBKS Captain?

After having won the toss and opting to bowl first, the Punjab Kings stand-in captain Sam Curran stated that Shikhar Dhawan once again misses out from PBKS playing 11 for today’s PBKS vs RCB IPL 2023 match. Curran further mentioned that the senior Indian opener is still not completely fit after having suffered a shoulder niggle before the last game against Lucknow Super Giants and was not available for selection today as well. Shikhar has been in an excellent form with the bat so far in IPL 2023 with a brilliant tally of 233 runs from 4 games at a sensational average of over 116 that includes a couple of fifties. In his absence, Sam Curran will continue to captain the Punjab Kings for the second consecutive game.

” We will bowl first, did well in the last game and we’ll take some confidence, conditions will not change a lot. Shikhar is getting closer, but he’ll miss out today. He’s a quality player, but the younger lot will have to shape up, Livingstone is back and we have Ellis back in place of KG,” said Punjab Kings stand-in captain Sam Curran during the toss.

PBKS Playing 11

1. Atharva Taide
2. Matthew Short
3. Harpreet Singh Bhatia
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
6. Shahrukh Khan

7. Sam Curran
8. Rahul Chahar

9. Harpreet Brar
10. Nathan Ellis
11. Arshdeep Singh

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Shikhar Dhawan IPL 2023 Salary

Punjab Kings splurged INR 8.25 Crore to acquire Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan during the IPL 2022 mega auction. Dhawan displayed his batting prowess, scoring an impressive 460 runs in 14 matches. The Punjab Kings management was evidently impressed with his leadership skills, and they appointed him as the team’s captain for the IPL 2023 season.

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