RCB vs KKR: Why is Lockie Ferguson Not Playing Today’s Match IPL? Check KKR Playing XI

Updated on: Apr 26, 2023 7:43 pm IST

Why is Lockie Ferguson not playing RCB vs KKR IPL 2023 match

The crucial news development coming from the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp is that they are still not playing their overseas fast bowler Lockie Ferguson in their 8th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) being played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Things have gone massively downtown for the Kolkata Knight Riders recently in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2023 season as they have now suffered four successive losses at the hands of Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. KKR have managed to win just 2 games in this IPL 2023 so far.

RCB vs KKR: Why is Lockie Ferguson Not Playing Today’s Match IPL?

After having lost the toss and being asked to bat first, the Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana mentioned that Lockie Ferguson is still not part of the KKR playing XI in this RCB vs KKR match on Wednesday. Incidentally, the Kiwi pacer 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. Ferguson has played only 3 matches in IPL 2023 season for the Kolkata Knight Riders where he has picked up just a single wicket at an expensive economy rate of over 12.

“Second half of the tournament has started, it’s an important game. We’ve played some good cricket, some not so good. It’s time to step up. If we play well collectively, the result will be in our favour. In previous games, we’ve had forced changes. Shardul had a niggle, Gurbaz had a niggle. We were going to bat. One change from the last match – Vaibhav Arora comes in for Kulwant,” said Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana during the toss.

KKR Playing XI

1. Jason Roy
2. N Jagadeesan (wk)
3. Venkatesh Iyer

4. Nitish Rana (C)
5. Rinku Singh
6. Andre Russell
7. David Wiese

8. Sunil Narine
9. Vaibhav Arora
10. Umesh Yadav
11. Varun Chakravarthy

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Lockie Ferguson Fastest Ball in IPL 2023

While playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Lockie Ferguson bowling speed has already clocked over 150 kmph a few times in IPL 2023. Lockie Ferguson fastest ball in IPL 2022 touched an astonishing mark on the speed gun as he clocked a bowling speed of 157.3 kmph.

Lockie Ferguson IPL 2023 Price

Ahead of the IPL 2023 auction, the Kolkata Knight Riders traded New Zealand speedster Lockie Ferguson at a massive price worth INR 10 Crore from the Gujarat Titans. Ferguson ended up taking as many as 12 wickets from 13 games in IPL 2022 at an economy of under 9.

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