PBKS vs RR IPL 2023: Why is Ravichandran Ashwin Not Playing Today’s IPL Match? Check RR Playing 11

Updated on: May 19, 2023 7:28 pm IST

Why Ravichandran Ashwin Not Playing Today's IPL Match 2023

The Rajasthan Royals are in a dire need of a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. They are facing Punjab Kings in match no 66 of Tata IPL 2023 and have made a forced change to their eleven. Veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is missing this game and has been replaced by paceman Navdeep Saini.

PBKS vs RR Match: Why is Ravichandran Ashwin Not Playing Today’s IPL Match?

During the toss, RR’s skipper Sanju Samson revealed that Ravichandran Ashwin is not a part of the playing 11. He is suffering from a back spasm and has been replaced by Navdeep Saini. Ashwin’s last 3-4 outings weren’t fruitful and RR may not miss him much with Adam Zampa still in the eleven. Here’s what Sanju Samson said at the toss,

“We will bowl. Looking at the dimensions and looking as to what we require in the tournament, it is better to bowl. We need to win the game. Then see how the other games go. If you want to play good T20 cricket, you need to forget things. We have had four to five days off. One has to understand the conditions. We have couple of changes. Last minute changes. Ashwin misses out because of a back spasm.”

RR Playing 11

1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
2. Jos Buttler

3. Sanju Samson
4. Devdutt Padikkal
5. Shimron Hetmyer
6. Riyan Parag
7. Adam Zampa

8. Trent Boult
9. Navdeep Saini

10. Sandeep Sharma
11. Yuzvendra Chahal

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Ravichandran Ashwin IPL 2023 Salary

In the IPL Auction 2023, Ravichandran Ashwin was acquired by the Rajasthan franchise for a price of Rs 5.00 Cr. This off-spinner was retained by the team for the same amount as the previous year, highlighting his value and contribution to the team. As a seasoned player with exceptional skills, Ashwin brings his expertise to the Rajasthan squad, further bolstering their bowling lineup.

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